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Man extradited from Republic on charges related to murder of prison officer David Black

A 41-year-old man has been extradited from the Republic of Ireland for trial on charges related to the murder of prison officer David Black.

It is understood the individual extradited is suspected dissident republican Damien McLaughlin.

On Tuesday detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch arrested Mclaughlin in Armagh.

It follows a ruling by the High Court in Dublin on December 2.

He was arrested by the PSNI on four warrants for offences of: aiding and abetting murder; membership of a a proscribed organisation; commissioning and instigating preparatory acts of terrorism; and committing and assisting acts of terrorism.

McLaughlin appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody until January 12.

Damien McLaughlin (41), of Kilmascally Road, Ardboe, Co Tyrone, absconded from his bail address in west Belfast last November and went on the run.

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