Minute’s silence

COOKSTOWN councillors stood for a minute’s silence on Tuesday night in memory of murdered Tyrone policeman Ronan Kerr.

Constable Kerr, aged 25, was blown up in a car bomb in Omagh almost two weeks ago.

SDLP Councillor James McGarvey said it was a ‘sad occasion’.

Sinn Fein’s Oliver Molloy said: “When people see the mood of the community, right across the community, church and state and social, it reflects changed times.

“I hope something positive can come from it and I hope it is the last one,” he said.

Ulster Unionist councillor Trevor Wilson described Constable Kerr’s murder as a ‘terrible tragedy’ and urged people who may know anything about the killing to cooperate with the police.