Hawks continue search for CT cop's killers

Last month, police took three men into custody, but they were released due to a lack of evidence.

A memorial service was held for slain Metro Police Officer Constable Ben Koopman in Khayelitsha on 24 February 2016. Picture: Xolani Koyana/ EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Hawks in the Western Cape say they've not yet made any new arrests in connection with the murder of Cape Town metro police officer Ben Koopman.

Last month, police took three men into custody, but they were released due to a lack of evidence.

The Hawks' Hangwani Mulaudzi says investigations are ongoing.

"In terms of investigations we are still continuing and view this a in a very serious light."

He adds the investigation is at a sensitive stage.

Koopman was gunned down in front of his home by two men last month. His service pistol and radio were stolen.

During a memorial service for Koopman, he was remembered as a hero who always did his best.

The City Of Cape Town says 71 officers have been attacked while on duty over the past year.