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Woman (29) charged in connection with death of prison officer David Black

Published 07/02/2014 | 14:35

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David Black was gunned down on a motorway on his way to work at Maghaberry high security prison in Co Antrim in November 2012.
David Black was gunned down on a motorway on his way to work at Maghaberry high security prison in Co Antrim in November 2012.

A 29-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the death of a prison officer in Northern Ireland.

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The accused, who was arrested in Lurgan, Co Armagh earlier this week, has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the killing of David Black in 2012.

The 52-year-old was shot dead as he drove to work along a motorway in Co Armagh.

The father-of-two from Cookstown in Co Tyrone was the first prison warder to be killed in almost 20 years. The car used in the attack was found burned out nearby.

Mr Black was on the M1 motorway en route to Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim when he was shot on November 1 2012.

The woman is due to appear in Craigavon Magistrates' Court on March 5.

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