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Saturday 16 December 2017

Man held over prison officer murder released

Ed Carty, Press Association

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.

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.

Press Association

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