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Friday 22 August 2014

Man held over Black murder released

Published 04/12/2013 | 10:07

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David Black was shot dead on the M1 last year

One of two men arrested on suspicion of dissident republican activity as part of investigations into the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland has been released.

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The 51-year-old was detained in the Irish Republic on Monday over the killing of David Black in a drive-by gun attack on the M1 last year.

A second man, aged 34, remains in custody at Cavan Garda Station.

Mr Black, a father of two, was shot dead as he drove from his home in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, to Maghaberry prison just outside Lisburn, Co Antrim.

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