Third arrest over death of police officer

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The Independent Online

A third man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland.

A manhunt was launched following Monday's shooting of PC Stephen Carroll in Craigavon, Co Armagh, by dissident republicans. The suspect, in his 20s, joins two others, aged 17 and 37, being questioned by police.

Politicians and leaders from across the community gathered in a show of unity at Mr Carroll's funeral yesterday. The 48-year-old was shot dead by the Continuity IRA while answering a distress call from a woman who had a brick thrown through her window.