independent

Sunday 20 April 2014

Man released after being questioned over prison officer murder

A MAN arrested in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black in the North has been released unconditionally.

The 46-year-old from Lurgan, Co Armagh, was the fourth man detained and then released by detectives investigating the shooting.

Mr Black, a 52-year-old father of two from Cookstown, Co Tyrone, was gunned down in a high-speed motorway ambush as he drove to work at Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim last week.

The long-serving officer was nearing retirement.

Dissident republicans have been blamed for the attack.

The Crimestoppers charity has offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of Mr Black's killers.

At his funeral earlier this week his daughter Kyra described the prison officer as her special hero.

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Daily Deals

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News