PSNI Ronan Kerry brutally murdered with undercar booby trap bomb

A 34-year-old man arrested by detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit probing the brutal car bomb murder Constable Ronan Kerr seven years ago has been charged with a series of terrorism offences.

The charges relate to the seizure of ammunition and weapons at a garage unit in the Mountjoy Road area of Coalisland in Co Tyrone in April 2011 as part of the wider investigation surrounding the murder of Ronan Kerr.

He was brutally murdered when an under vehicle improvised explosive device detonated as he was about to drive out of his driveway to go to work.

The man has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent, possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property and possession of articles for use in terrorism.

He is due before Dungannon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday tomorrow.

The PSNI said he was detained in the Coalisland area of Co Tyrone on Tuesday morning under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

He was taken to the serious crime custody suite in Musgrave police station in Belfast for questioning and subsequent charging.

A splinter dissident republican group said it killed the 25-year-old police officer in Omagh, County Tyrone on 2 April, 2011.

The garage was searched by TIU detectives days after the killing.
One man, Gavin Coyle, is currently serving a ten year sentence in Maghaberry prison after he pleaded guilty to possession the explosives, firearms and ammunition found in the Coalisland garage.

One of the Timer Power Units found by police at a Coalisland lock up garage

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