Second arrest in Kerr murder case

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A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr.

Police confirmed that a 40-year-old was stopped while driving towards Belfast on the A5 in County Tyrone and apprehended by members of the serious crime branch. As enquiries into the deadly car bomb explosion on Saturday continued, a 26-year-old male was also re-arrested as part of the investigation.

It was revealed yesterday that spectators of a half-marathon race had been standing only metres from the booby-trapped car, which was destroyed two hours later when Constable Kerr climbed in to begin his drive to work.

Detective Superintendent Raymond Murray, who is leading the investigation, said: "We already know it [the bombing] was murderous. Now we have evidence that it was potentially indiscriminate."