Arrest over Northern Ireland PC murder investigation

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A MAN has been arrested in Milton Keynes as part of the investigation into the murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland last year.

A 22-year-old man from Omagh was arrested on Monday evening as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr and linked incidents.

Constable Kerr died in April 2011 when a booby-trap bomb exploded under his car in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

The arrest was made by officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit at the request of PSNI Serious Crime Branch detectives. The suspect was taken to the police station for questioning.

Earlier in the day, a number of searches had been carried out in Omagh and Cumbria, with a number of items seized for examination. The lorry, which was stopped in Milton Keynes is also being examined. Police enquiries are continuing.