Police investigating the dissident republican murder of constable Ronan Kerr have released two men.
The PSNI arrested a 39-year-old man in the Omagh area yesterday under the Terrorism Act. Another man, from Omagh, was arrested in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Monday and taken to a police station in England for questioning. Both have now been released without charge.
Also today, police have carried out searches relating to the murder probe in the Dromore area of Co Tyrone.
Detectives from the PSNI’s serious crime branch investigating the April 2011 murder have also conducted searches in the Omagh area and Cumbria in the last few days, and several items were seized for examination, including a lorry stopped in Milton Keynes. Mr Kerr’s death was blamed on dissident republicans opposed to the peace process.
He was from a nationalist background, brought up in a village near Omagh, and his killing caused revulsion among members of the local community.
Dissident republicans have killed policemen, soldiers and prison officers as part of their campaign and the threat level remains severe.