Matt Baggott, Northern Ireland Chief Constable
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NI police appeal after prison officer is murdered

A prison officer has been murdered after shots were fired at his car, which then crashed on the M1 in Northern Ireland.

The shooting happened on the Belfast bound carriageway between Portadown and Lurgan at 07:30 GMT on Thursday.

Police are investigating a link between the attack and a burnt-out car found in Lurgan, County Armagh.

Matt Baggott, Northern Ireland Chief Constable, appeals for information relating to the killing.

  • 01 Nov 2012