Children of David Black lead tributes to 'the wee man with the big smile'

David Black's son Kyle paid tribute to his father, calling him, "the wee man with the big smile," at his funeral service in Cookstown, county Tyrone.

 Prison officers carry the coffin to Molesworth Presbyterian Church of murdered colleague David Black
Prison officers carry the coffin to Molesworth Presbyterian Church of murdered colleague David Black Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

His daughter Kyra told mourners that she is very proud of her special hero and said that her love for him will be everlasting.

The family Minister told the congregation that David Black's killers were, "murderous thugs and bloodthirsty criminals."

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NI prison officer funeral

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.