Mr Wilmot described Conor as “quirky” who liked Dr Who and professional wrestling.
He said: “He never missed a day at school and was really enjoying playing rugby for St Senan’s.
Ramadi was held at 7.15pm on Tuesday after leaving a halal meat shop. I didn't hear him saying anything.'Ten hours later, at 5am yesterday, police arrested the two older men, aged 30 and 48, at a property in Newport that was being used by the Home Office as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers.
One witness said: 'A big van pulled up and six officers got out and jumped this guy. Yesterday, the husband of the owner of the raided house in Newport, said: 'It's a Government-run property. The property is owned by us but the local government take control, they put asylum seekers in there.'Locals said Ramadi is a Kurdish student and part-time painter and decorator from Iraq, the same country as the teenage refugee suspected of planting the Parsons Green bomb. Bilal Rehman, an elder at the mosque where Ramadi is said to have worshipped until around six months ago, claimed last night that he may have already been on the police radar.
Mr Wilmot said that such a game has enjoyed a resurgence as a result of the Internet and he believes that Conor came across the game online.
He said: "For all we know it wasn’t the first time Conor did it and this time he didn’t get away with it." He said: "The Gardai have taken away Conor’s phone and that will show his search history and that will tell us a story." Mr Wilmot said that Gardai are also examining a lap-top that Conor would have had access to.
But we didn't read anything into it until this recent incident.'Grandmother Ola Anderson said of last night's raid: 'I was in bed when I heard all these loud bangs and loud noises.Six people are now in custody as detectives attempt to find out who planted the homemade bomb which injured 30 when it failed to properly detonate on the district line train last Friday.The latest arrest came when officers detained a 17-year-old boy was made in Thornton Heath, south London, last night.Mr Wilmot also dismissed reports that his son intentionally took his own life because he was being bullied at school or that his death is in someway connected to the online 'Blue Whale' suicide challenge game.Speaking from the family home four miles from the east Clare village of Sixmilebridge, Mr Wilmot said he is fairly sure that Conor "died as a result of a choking game".
A time limit on Mr Farroukh's detention is expected to expire today, while detectives have been given until Saturday to continue questioning the 18-year-old suspect.