08/01/2018

PSNI Renew Appeal Over Murder Of Constable Ronan Kerr

Police have renewed their appeal for information over the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr.

Constable Kerr, aged 25, was killed by a booby-trap car bomb in Omagh on 02 April 2011.

The PSNI believe there are witnesses who may hold the "key to vital evidence".

The detective leading the investigation, DCI Caldwell, said the police have made significant progress in the investigation.
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DCI Caldwell said: "Detectives have made a significant amount of progress in the investigation into the murder of Ronan, however we are particularly interested in the origin of some of the component parts of the bomb, and how they were sourced.

"We have already made good progress in tracking how the terrorists came into possession of these parts, as well as establishing their relationship with a local crime gang in the Omagh area.

"However, I believe there are still potential witnesses who may be able to assist police in this line of enquiry.

"The key to putting people before a court charged with Ronan's murder lies with local communities in Omagh and east Tyrone."

(CD/LM)

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