Northern Ireland

David Black murder: Man is charged

Prison officer David Black
Prison officer David Black was murdered on his way to work

A 36-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black.

He is due to appear at a Lisburn court on Thursday.

Mr Black, a 52-year-old father of two, was shot as he drove to work on the M1 in County Armagh on 1 November.

He had been driving to his work at Maghaberry Prison, Northern Ireland's high security jail.

A man, 44, and woman, 31, were arrested in Dublin on Tuesday.

Mr Black was the first prison officer to be murdered in Northern Ireland in 20 years.

A new dissident republican paramilitary group calling itself the IRA admitted the killing.

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