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David Black murder: PSNI in fresh appeal over shooting on M1 motorway

BY CHRIS KILPATRICK

Detectives leading the hunt for the murderers of prison officer David Black have urged the public to help catch the killers.

Officers from Serious Crime Branch appealed to people in Lurgan and Cookstown on the first anniversary of the rush hour shooting.

Mr Black was driving his black Audi A4 car along the M1 motorway between Portadown (junction 11) and Lurgan (junction 10) when attacked.

Approximately one mile from the Oxford Island exit ramp, a dark blue Toyota Camry car with a Republic of Ireland registration, 94 D 50997, pulled alongside and a number of shots were fired, fatally injuring Mr Black.

The Toyota Camry was found burnt out in the Inglewood district of Lurgan at 7.50am.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Harkness, said: "Although it is one year since David's murder, we are still appealing for people to come forward with information.

"I am making a particular appeal to people in Lurgan to think about what they know and what they saw last year.

"I would remind people there is a reward of up to £10,000 available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible."

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