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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.

Police revisit the scene of the murder as part of their investigation.
Police revisit the scene of the murder as part of their investigation.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Related: Man (33) charged with murder of prison officer David Black

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