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Police revisit the scene of the murder as part of their investigation. Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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Woman charged with perverting the course of justice in prison officer murder probe

The 29-year-old was arrested in Lurgan earlier this week and will appear in court next month.

A WOMAN HAS been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland 15 months ago.

David Black was gunned down on his way to work on 1 November 2012. He was driving from his home in Cookstown to Maghaberry prison at about 7.30am when a dark blue Toyota Camry car with a Republic of Ireland registration pulled alongside him.

A number of shots were fired and he was fatally injured.

The 29-year-old accused of perverting the course of justice will appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court on 5 March. She was arrested in Lurgan earlier this week.

On Tuesday, PSNI detectives confirmed that a 33-year-old man had been charged with the 52-year-old’s murder.

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