Family of David Black don’t want Martin McGuinness attending funeral

The North's Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, will not be attending the funeral of murdered prison officer, David Black tomorrow - reportedly because the family doesn't want him there.

A Sinn Fein spokesperson says Mr McGuinness would be happy to attend if the family requested it.

Mr Black, a father of two, was gunned down on the M1 on his way to work in Maghaberry jail last week.

Dissident Republicans are being blamed for his murder.

Meanwhile, a minute's silence has been held in the Assembly today for David Black.

Junior Minister Jonathan Bell told Stormont that the debt owed to Mr Black cannot be repaid:

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