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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.

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Thousands expected at funeral of murdered prison officer

David Black was killed as he drove to work. Credit: PSNI/PA Wire

Thousands of mourners are expected today at the funeral of the first prison officer murdered by Northern Ireland paramilitaries for almost 20 years.

Cookstown in Mid Ulster will come to a standstill as former colleagues, friends and neighbours pay their respects to David Black, 52.

The married father of two was gunned down by suspected dissident republicans during last Thursday's high-speed motorway ambush as he drove to work at the high-security Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim.

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