David Black murder attracts widespread condemnation


There has been widespread condemnation of those responsible for the murder of a prison officer in County Armagh.

David Black, 52, was attacked on the M1 motorway as he travelled to Maghaberry Prison in County Antrim.

Mr Black was a very experienced prison officer who had served throughout the Troubles.

The first and deputy first ministers condemned the killing in a joint news conference.

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was a dreadful tragedy for Mr Black's family, while the PSNI Chief Constable has said the murder was completely senseless.

BBC Newsline's Chris Page reports.

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