Man charged with David Black murder

Published Tuesday, 04 February 2014
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Police have charged a 33-year-old man with the murder of prison officer David Black in 2012.

Man charged with David Black murder
David Black died in an ambush on the M1 on Thursday morning. (© PA)

The man, who was detained in the Lurgan area on Monday, is also accused of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Mr Black, a 52-year-old father of two, was shot dead on 1 November 2012 on the M1 motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh as he drove to work at Maghaberry Prison.

The Cookstown man was the 31st member of the prison service to be killed in Northern Ireland - the murder was the first in almost 20 years.

The car used in his killing - a Toyota Camry- was found burnt out in Lurgan.

Two other men, one in Northern Ireland and one in the Republic of Ireland, face charges linked to the purchase and movement of the Toyota Camry.

A PSNI spokesperson said on Tuesday night: "Detectives from Serious Crime Branch would like to thank An Garda Síochána for their help and support throughout this difficult and complex investigation which spanned both jurisdictions."

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3 Comments
les in belfast wrote (267 days ago):
well; done P.S.N.I on this arrest.
Anon in Belfast wrote (268 days ago):
Throw away the key . Scum. Prayers for mr blacks family.
Chris in Coleraine wrote (268 days ago):
About time! Now round up the rest of them!!
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