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Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland

Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
01/08
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The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
02/08
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The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets. The man died at the scene.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
03/08
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The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
04/08
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The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
05/08
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The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
06/08
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PSNI conduct forensic examination of M1 motorway following murder of Prison Officer David Black.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
07/08
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PSNI conduct forensic examination of M1 motorway following murder of Prison Officer David Black.
Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
08/08
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PSNI conduct forensic examination of M1 motorway following murder of Prison Officer David Black.
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland
  • Prison Officer killed in shooting on M1 motorway in Northern Ireland

The M1 motorway between Lurgan and Portadown remains closed in both directions, after a prison officer was killed when a vehicle he was driving was ambushed, and hit by a number of bullets.

The man died at the scene although it is unclear whether he died as a result of a gunshot wound, or after his vehicle crashed.

The man has been described as a long-serving prison officer. His murder has been condemned by all political parties including Sinn Fein and the DUP.

It is believed that a small group of Dissident Republicans are responsible for the attack.

A burned out vehicle found in Lurgan shortly afterwards has been linked to the attack. The man is the 30th Prison Officer to be killed since the start of the troubles in 1969.

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