Kerr police appeal for details of 11 vehicles

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr have appealed for information about 11 vehicles and a man seen near the PSNI officer’s home prior to his murder.

Constable Kerr (25) died when a bomb exploded under his car at Highfield Close in Omagh in April 2011.

Detectives are trying to identify the vehicles and the man seen in the vicinity of Highfield Close in the days leading up to the murder and on the day itself. Police have said they could be valuable witnesses or suspects.

They have put a map of the murder scene and the vehicles on the PSNI website detailing information they already have on the vehicles. They are also asking for further information on male seen standing close the speed limit sign late on Friday, April 1st between 22.20 hrs and 23.20 hrs.

Detective Superintendent Raymond Murray said the police investigation had Constable Kerr’s murder at its core, but included several linked incidents.

These included an arms find, attempted murders, armed robberies and a number of other terrorist attacks.

“We are 10 months into this investigation but there is a long way to go,” Det Supt Murray said. “We have trawled through an enormous amount of information obtained from our enquiries and material gleaned from previous appeals.

“But there are still gaps which we are endeavouring to close in terms of building up a complete picture of the events leading up to the explosion.

“To date, there have been 56 searches, 10 arrests and one person charged as part of the overall investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 028 8225 6687