Two held over Black murder

Published Wednesday, 21 November 2012
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Police investigating the murder of David Black have arrested two men in Co Tyrone.

Two held over Black murder
David Black died in an ambush on the M1 on Thursday 1 November. (© PA)

The pair, aged 34 and 42, were detained in Coalisland by detectives from the Serious Crime branch.

Mr Black, a prison officer from Cookstown, was ambushed by gunmen as he travelled to work at Maghaberry Prison earlier this month.

A dark blue Toyota Camry with Dublin registered number plates pulled up alongside the 52-year-old's black Audi A4 on the M1.

Shots were fired and Mr Black's car immediately veered off the road and into a deep drainage ditch. He was the 30th prison officer to be murdered in Northern Ireland since 1974.

The men have been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

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