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Two more arrests in Dublin over David Black death

The 52-year-old prison officer was shot in his car as he drove to work last month.

David Black
David Black
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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of prison officer David Black in Co Armagh last month have arrested two people in Dublin.

Gardaí attached to the Special Detective Unit in Harcourt Square, Dublin, arrested a 44-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman this morning as part of the investigation into the man’s murder.

The two arrested persons are being detained under the provisions of section 30 Offences of the State Act 1939 as amended at Ballymun Garda station.

A total of eight arrests have now been made since the fatal shooting of the prison officer in November. The 52-year-old father was shot as he drove to work at Maghaberry jail via the M1.

It is understood a car with Dublin registration places pulled up alongside the prison officer’s vehicle and opened fire. His car veered off the road and into a deep ditch. The victim died at the scene. A car thought to be linked to the shooting was found burnt-out in Lurgan later that day.

A group calling themselves ‘The IRA’ has claimed responsibility for the murder, an act that has been condemned internationally.

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