Pair released over Black murder

Published Sunday, 04 November 2012
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Two men, including prominent republican Colin Duffy, have been released without charge after being questioned by detectives investigating the murder of prison officer David Black.

Pair released over Black murder
David Black, who died in an ambush on the M1 (© Pacemaker)

The pair, aged 44 and 31, were detained in the Lurgan area on Friday morning. They were released unconditionally.

A 29-year-old man, who was arrested in Co Leitrim on Friday evening, is still being questioned by Gardaí in connection with the murder.

Mr Black, a 52-year-old father-of-two from Cookstown, was ambushed by gunmen while driving to work at Maghaberry along the M1 near Lurgan on Thursday morning.

A number of shots were fired at his black Audi A4 from a dark blue Toyota Camry with Dublin-registered number plates, which pulled up alongside.

Mr Black is the 30th prison officer to be murdered in Northern Ireland since 1974.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about David Black's murder is asked to contact the special incident room at Lurgan PSNI station on 028 38 315291 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© UTV News
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9 Comments
Paddy in Omagh wrote (534 days ago):
Yet more clear signs of political policing, interment. Arresting a man sorely on his political beliefs and past. Get your act together psni. Pathetic Service Northern Ireland
hannah in armagh wrote (535 days ago):
mordern day interment!!!!
Robert in Belfast wrote (535 days ago):
about time colin duffy and the other fella were released because they should not have had no grounds to arrest people with no link to the crime whatsoever.
mid ulster male in Mid Ulster wrote (535 days ago):
@pat in Belfast - Would you give over about the drums - there are more important things in the world. Unfortunately the police have to waste their time on morons like you as all crimes have to be investigated equally
conair in belfast wrote (535 days ago):
And what do you suggest pat? lock up 2 innocent people for a crime they did not commit just because they are republicans and you dont agree with there politics? I wonder were you as vocal when the 3 people who were arrested and released after questioning over the murder of bobby moffet?
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