Three held over murder of prison officer David Black

Wednesday 19 December 2012 11.22
David Black was the first prison officer murdered in Northern Ireland for 20 years
David Black was the first prison officer murdered in Northern Ireland for 20 years

Gardaí arrested two people in Dublin and the PSNI arrested a man in Co Tyrone over the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.

A man, 44, and a woman, 31, are being detained at Ballymun Garda Station, while the PSNI said a man, aged 36, was arrested and taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

Mr Black, 52, was shot as he drove to work on a motorway in Co Armagh on 1 November. Dissident republicans claimed responsibility.

The father-of-two worked at Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim.

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