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# Ronan Kerr
Woman arrested during Kerr murder investigation released
A PSNI Chief Constable has defended the investigation in the wake of critical comments by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

THE 23-YEAR-OLD woman who was arrested along with five others as part of the investigation into the murder of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr has been released without charge.

The Belfast Telegraph states that the Chief Constable has defended the operation following comments made by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday.

Minister McGuinness criticised the investigation, saying that the arrest of a 22-year-old man was an example of “bad policing” and that the nature of the operation has caused widespread anger in the local community in Coalisland, Co Tyrone.

Chief Constable Matt Baggot said the investigation will not be politically influenced and that criticism of the investigation was “premature”.

Constable Kerr was killed when a car bomb went off outside his home in Omagh on 2 April of this year.

Dissident republicans claimed responsibility for the bomb.

For more information read this story in the Belfast Telegraph>

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