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Natasha Carruthers death: Police granted extra time to question suspects

Police have been granted additional time to question two men over the murder of Natasha Carruthers, the mother of one who died in a car crash in Fermanagh.

The 23-year-old was travelling in the direction of Lisnaskea from Derrylin on a straight section of the Newbridge Road when it crashed just as it was climbing to the top of a hill on Saturday night.

Two others in the car were seriously injured and police believe a second vehicle was involved. Detectives are investigating the incident as murder.

Two men aged 20 and 40 arrested in the Maguiresbridge area on Thursday. The courts have given the police an additional 36 hours to question them.

Police arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She was released late on Thursday pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Police confirmed on Wednesday night that detectives from Serious Crime Branch had launched a murder investigation following the fatal road traffic collision.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamon Corrigan said: "I would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Newbridge Road between 11pm and 12 midnight on Saturday October 7 and who may have witnessed any vehicle or vehicles travelling at speed to contact us.

"The deceased was travelling in a blue Corsa, registration number TLZ 8330."

Police have urged anyone with dashcam footage of the area on the night of the crash to contact them.

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