Review of CCTV in Black murder


The PSNI has disclosed that it is examining CCTV footage of the car used in the suspected dissident republican attack that killed prison officer David Black.

Detectives investigating the murder of the 52-year-year married father-of-two returned to the scene of the shooting yesterday on the M1 near Lurgan, Co Armagh,and to a number of other locations in the area that are “integral” to police inquiries.

PSNI Asst Chief Constable for crime operations Drew Harris said the investigation was “substantial” and “complex”. “We are working closely with colleagues in a number of partner agencies, most notably An Garda Síochána, to follow various lines of inquiry,” he added.


“We have a large amount of CCTV material to analyse in relation to Mr Black’s Audi, registration HHZ 1560, and the killers’ Toyota Camry which had a southern registration, 94 D 50997,” said Mr Harris.

He said police were anxious to hear from anyone who has any knowledge about the Camry.

“We are also committed to deploying every lawful opportunity to apprehend the killers as this investigation develops in the weeks ahead. I would remind people there is a £10,000 (€12,500) reward available from Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.”

One man was still being questioned about the murder yesterday. Three other men who were arrested last week were released without charge. They included the prominent dissident republican Colin Duffy who earlier this year was acquitted of the murders of British soldiers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey in Antrim in 2009.