Man remanded in custody on charges connected with prison officer's death

A man has appeared in court in the North on charges related to the murder of prison officer David Black.

The 41-year-old was arrested in Armagh today following his extradition from the Republic of Ireland, police said.

He was arrested for alleged offences of aiding and abetting murder; membership of a proscribed organisation; commissioning and instigating preparatory acts of terrorism; and committing and assisting acts of terrorism.

He appeared before Armagh Magistrates' Court today and was remanded in custody until January 12, a Police Service of Northern Ireland statement said.

Mr Black was gunned down on a motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh as he made his way to work in November 2012.

David Black.


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