13/12/2017

Man Arrested Over Prison Officer Murder

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a prison officer in 2012.

David Black was killed by suspected dissident republicans as he was driving to work at Maghaberry Prison on the M1 in 2012.

The man was detained in Armagh following his extradition from the Republic of Ireland, according to the PSNI.
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He was arrested on four warrants for offences of aiding and abetting murder; membership of a proscribed organisation; commissioning and instigating preparatory acts of terrorism; and committing and assisting acts of terrorism.

He appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 12 December, and was remanded in custody until 12 January.

(CD/LM)

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