Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Terror charges in David Black murder case

David Black was shot as he drove to work in Co Armagh on November 1

A 36-year-old man will appear in court today charged in connection with the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland.

David Black, 52, was shot dead by dissident republicans as he drove to work on a motorway in Co Armagh on November 1.

The suspect, who was detained in Co Tyrone yesterday, has been charged with terrorism charges and is will appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning.

Mr Black, a father of two, worked at the high-security Maghaberry jail in Co Antrim where dissident republicans had been on a no-wash protest over strip searches.

He was the first prison officer murdered in Northern Ireland for 20 years.

Two other people, a man aged 44 and a woman aged 31 were also detained by gardai in Dublin yesterday.

The pair were being held under section 30 of the Offences of the State Act 1939 at Ballymun Garda station.

A dissident paramilitary group calling itself the new IRA claimed responsibility for Mr Black's murder.

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