In the Media

Government vows to catch prison officer's killers

PUBLISHED November 2, 2012

Theresa Villiers MP said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) was conducting a "meticulous investigation" into the killing of prison officer David Black.

The Northern Ireland Secretary told the House of Commons that officers investigating his murder "will not rest until the perpetrators have been brought to justice and put behind bars, where they belong."

Ms Villiers added that the attack showed the continuing threat posed by dissident republicans.

Mr Black, 52, a married father-of-two, was shot several times from a car that pulled up alongside his on the M1 near Lurgan, Co Armagh, as he drove to work at Maghaberry jail yesterday morning.