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A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. Three men have previously been questioned and released by police.

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High profile republican among cleared pair

High profile republican Colin Duffy, 44, and a second man aged 31 have been released unconditionally, a spokeswoman for the PSNI said.

The pair were detained in Lurgan, Co Armagh, miles from where David Black was ambushed on the M1 motorway on his way to work at the top security prison near Lisburn, Co Antrim.

A third man arrested by Gardai is still being questioned in Co Leitrim.

Duffy has been cleared of murder charges on three previous occasions - the latest last January after two soldiers were shot dead outside Massereene Army barracks.

He was arrested on Friday at his home in the Kilwilkie estate, where republicans opposed to the peace process have huge support.

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