first_imgA man charged in connection with the 2012 murder of a Northern Ireland prison officer has appeared in court after his arrest in Co Donegal yesterday.Damien McLaughlin appeared at the High Court in Dublin, and has been remanded in custody until 20 March. He was arrested in Ramelton yesterday and charged following the shooting dead of David Black in November 2012.Mr McLaughlin was granted bail in May 2014 but had not been seen by police since last November.Wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans, Mr McLaughlin, of Glenties Road in Belfast, said nothing during his Dublin High Court appearance.He was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant by gardai as part of a joint intelligence-led operation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).A Detective Sergeant from the Garda Special Branch told the court Mr McLaughlin was a “terrorist on the run” who was a flight risk and possibly armed, which justified the use of force as he was detained by police.Another man, aged 59, and a woman, 47, were also arrested during the operation.David Black was shot dead as he drove to work at Maghaberry prisonDet Ch Supt Raymond Murray, from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch, said: “The PSNI has been liaising closely with An Garda Siochana and today’s arrests demonstrate the benefits of joint working between police forces and other national partner agencies.“As part of the operation a 59-year old man was also arrested in Donegal and a 47-year-old woman was arrested in Belfast.”The PSNI said senior detectives had contacted the Black family today to update them on developments.Man arrested in Donegal in connection with murder is remanded in custody was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more