PSNI update on murder of prison officer David Black

Detective Superintendent Keith Agnew, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who is leading the investigation into the murder of prison officer David Black has given the following update:

Firstly, I want to express the sympathy of the entire Major Investigation Team I am leading to David Black’s family. We will do our very best to ensure his killers are brought before the courts.

I welcome the universal condemnation there has been from right across our community in response to David’s murder. I am sure it is of comfort to his family at this difficult time.

But condemnation, however strident, is not enough. My team of detectives need condemnation to be translated into information if our investigation is to make maximum progress.

Two men, aged 31 and 44, were arrested in the early hours of this morning in Lurgan. But there is a long way to go in this investigation and we need the community’s assistance in relation to the movements of David Black’s Audi A4 and the killers’ dark blue Toyota Camry car.

– Det Supt Keith Agnew, Police Service of Northern Ireland

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