Sunday 17 December 2017

Man charged with terrorism offences

Michael McHugh

Police investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr have charged a man with terrorism offences.

The suspect, 33, is accused of possession of firearms and explosives with the intent to endanger life and possession of articles likely to be of use in terrorism.

Constable Kerr, 25, died earlier this month when a booby trap bomb exploded under his car in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The suspect will appear at Dungannon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

At the time of the killing police blamed dissident republicans for targeting the Catholic officer.

The device exploded as he got into his car to go to work, yards from where participants in a fun run had earlier passed by.

This is the first individual to be charged. Two others were released earlier this week.

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