Sunday 23 November 2014

Man released after being questioned over prison officer murder

David Young

Published 09/11/2012 | 09:45

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.

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