A COOKSTOWN councillor, and a friend of murdered prison officer David Black, has expressed his anger and sadness at the 52 year-old’s cold-blooded murder.
Trevor Wilson, who is Chair of the Ulster Unionist Councillors’ Association, said the town was in a state-of-shock at the local man’s senseless killing.
“I utterly condemn the cold blooded murder of David Black which took place this morning,” he said.
“Like many people in Cookstown I knew Mr Black and both he and his family are well respected in the local area.”
“Cookstown is in a state of shock at today’s news and I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to David’s wife and children and to the wider family circle at this terrible time.”
Mid-Ulster MLA Sandra Overend added: “This is an absolute tragedy for the family and my thoughts are with them and Mr Black’s colleagues as they attempt to deal with the aftermath of this shocking murder. The terrorists responsible have nothing to offer anyone and must be defeated.”