Man Remanded In Custody In Connection With David Black Murder

A man has been remanded in custody charged in relation with the murder of prison officer David Black.

Damien Joseph McLaughlin, from Kilmascally Road, Co Tyrone, appeared at Lisburn Magistrates Court yesterday.

He is accused of obtaining the car in the Republic of Ireland before it was allegedly used by Mr Black's killers .

Mr Black was shot as he drove to work on the M1 motorway on 1st November.

The car is believed to be obtained by McLaughlin in County Leitrim, and brought to Northern Ireland the day before Mr Black was murdered.


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