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Teenager re-arrested over death of boy in playground

Oisin McGrath,13, died after a playground incident at St Michael's College in Enniskillen. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

A teenager has been re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by police investigating the death of schoolboy Oisin McGrath.

The 17-year-old youth was held yesterday and later released on continuing bail by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Oisin, 13, a keen sportsman, was injured a week ago during a playground incident at St Michael's College in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

He died in hospital on Thursday and his classmates formed a guard of honour during his funeral in his home village of Belcoo.

Mourners were told he had a bright future ahead of him and he was considering becoming a professional sportsman.

13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident

A 13-year-old school boy has died after he was grievously injured during a school playground incident. Oisin McGrath, 13 was a pupil at St Michael's College in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and was hurt while playing football during his lunch break on Monday afternoon.

13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident. Credit: Google Maps

First Minister Peter Robinson tweeted: "Young Oisin McGrath's death is heartbreaking.

"I'll be praying for his family and all those devastated by this sad news tonight."

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and later bailed pending further police inquiries into what happened. Fr Seamus Quinn had been at the victim's bedside.

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Army bomb squad probes Belfast car blast

A device is believed to have exploded under a car in west Belfast, police say.

The blast, which took place just after midnight, left the parked car extensively damaged and prompted an evacuation of the area.

Army bomb squads are investigating the site and two others in the city where a suspicious object was reported.

Police are also searching at a street in Lurgan, County Armagh after a report from a member of the public, though no suspicious objects have yet been found.

"We believe at this stage that a device may have exploded or partially exploded under a parked car causing extensive damage to the car," Inspector James Murphy said.

UTV reporter Paul Reilly reports from the scene of the blast:

No further details are currently available, police said.

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