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John Lynn / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images Thousands of people attending a peace rally in memory of murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr.
Two men released without charge in Ronan Kerr murder inquiry
The 25-year-old PSNI officer was killed when a bomb under his car exploded outside of his home in Highfield Close, Omagh, on 2 April.

TWO OF THREE MEN ARRESTED in connection with the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr earlier this month in Omagh has been released without charge.

A 26-year-old man had been arrested in Scotland and brought to Northern Ireland for questioning. Police said today that he was released “unconditionally”, according to the BBC.

The second man, 40, who was arrested and detained in the Omagh area, was also released unconditionally.

The other man, 33, is still being detained by police investigating Kerr’s death.

Catholic PSNI officer Ronan Kerr, 25, died when a device place beneath his car, which was parked outside his house, exploded on 2 April. He had graduated to the PSNI force just three weeks earlier.

His death was widely condemned by politicians on both sides of the border. Although no one has claimed responsibility for his death, dissident republicans are believed to have been involved.

Thousands of people attended a peace rally in his memory on 10 April, with many carrying signs bearing Kerr’s image which read “Not in my name”.

Crimestoppers UK has offered a £50,000 (€56,900) reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Kerr’s death.