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Ronan Kerr murder probe: Man arrested as further searches carried out

A 39-year-old man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with other incidents related to the PSNI constable’s death last year.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING the murder of police constable Ronan Kerr over a year ago have arrested a man under the Terrorism Act and are conducting a number of searches in the Omagh area today.

The arrest of the 39-year-old man from the Omagh area took place earlier today and is in connection with incidents related to the death of Kerr in April 2011.

The searches are being carried out in the Tyrone town today by officers investigating Kerr’s death.

The police constable died when a booby-trap bomb went off after he got into his car at Highfield Close in Omagh on 2 April 2011.

Last night a 22-year-old man from Omagh was arrested in Milton Keynes in southern England by officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit following a request from the PSNI.

The suspect was later questioned at a police station in England.

The PSNI also said last night that a number of items had been seized for examination including a lorry, which was stopped in Milton Keynes.

Read: Ronan Kerr murder investigation: Omagh man arrested in England

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