DETECTIVES in Northern Ireland have until the weekend to question four men who were arrested following the murder of Yardley Wood soldier Mark Quinsey.
Sapper Quinsey was shot dead by terrorists as he collected pizzas from outside his barracks in County Antrim. His comrade Patrick Azimkar, from London, also died in the gunfire. Four others were injured in the night time attack - for which the Real IRA has claimed responsibility.
In the wake of the murders, which took place on March 7, police have arrested and are currently quizzing four men aged 21, 31, 32 and 41.
A minute’s silence for Sapper Quinsey was held at Damson Parkway at the weekend.
The Solihull venue was hosting a match between Behans Celtic and Richmond Eagles. Several of the Celtic team had grown up or gone to school with Quinsey and wanted to pay tribute.
To further pay their respects, the team donned black T-shirts with the soldier’s photo on the front.
Only days after Sappers Quinsey and Azimkar were killed, a third man, PC Stephen Carroll was shot dead while on duty in County Amargh. Two men, a 17-year-old and a 37-year-old, have been questioned in custody since last week.