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Funeral of murdered prison officer David Black takes place

Funeral of murdered prison officer David Black takes place

THE Funeral of murdered prison officer David Black has taken place.

Mr. Black, who was 52, died when a gunman ambushed his car on the M1 motorway on Thursday, November 1. He had been on his way to work at Maghaberry prison. Mr. Black had served in the Prison Service for 30 years.

Hundreds of mourners attended the Funeral in Cookstown where the father-of-two had lived.

The Service was held in Molesworth Presbyterian Church.

Mourners heard the minister, Rev. Tom Greer describe Mr. Black as “a man of   honour and principle, a man of kindness and generosity”.

The Minister said Mr. Black had been committed to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland, adding: “completely the opposite of the murderous thugs and bloodthirsty criminals who took David’s life”.

Mr. Greer continued: “It is so terrible that evil men with such hatred in their hearts should rob us of a great man like David with love and kindness in his heart.”

Mr. Black was buried in Kildress Parish Churchyard in Cookstown.

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