Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris
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Northern Ireland police appeal for M1 shooting witnesses

The prison officer shot dead on the M1 in Northern Ireland was David Black, a married father of two, from Cookstown.

Mr Black, 52, was attacked on the motorway between Portadown and Lurgan at about 07:30 GMT as he drove to work at Maghaberry Prison, County Antrim.

A car with Dublin registration plates drove up beside him and fired a number of shots. His car veered into a ditch.

Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris said Mr Black sustained very serious and probably fatal gunshot wounds.

Speaking at a news briefing, he urged motorists who saw anything to come forward.

  • 01 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK