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Ronan Kerr murder: Coalisland man wrongly arrested taking legal action

The Coalisland man among the six people arrested in connection with the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr is seeking legal action after being released without charge.

Brian Campbell, 23, was arrested along with four other men in a high-profile police operation on Tuesday,while 23-year-old woman arrested a day later. All six were later freed without charge.

Speaking to the Irish News yesterday, Mr Campbell’s father Barney said he was mystified about the arrest of his son – who was working in America when Constable Kerr was killed.

Barney Campbell, a well-known figure in Tyrone GAA, said the arrest was an abuse of police power.

He said: “My family home has been shown on the television with six Land Rovers parked outside. Now what does that look like to people in this area?”