Hundreds of mourners and politicians attend prison officer's funeral

Hundreds of people are gathering in the church grounds for the funeral of murdered prison officer David Black.

With Stormont suspended, many Members of the Legislative Assembly are attending the service.

Delegations from the Ulster Unionist Party, including leader Mike Nesbitt, are at the funeral.

Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) leader Jim Allister is also there.

Justice Minister, David Ford, arrives for funeral service
Justice Minister, David Ford, arrives for funeral service Credit: UTV/ Marc Mallett

Representatives from the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) are attending, including the party leader, Dr Alasdair McDonnell and the Environment Minister.

Sinn Fein will not be attending funeral.

Shops in Cookstown have closed and people have lined the streets to pay their respects.

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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.