Man convicted for the murder of Northern Irish prison officers

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A man has been found guilty for the murder of 52-year-old prison officer ‘Adrian Ismay’.

Christopher Robinson (49) was convicted for fatally injuring Ismay in an under-vehicle bomb attack in 2016.

Both Christoper and Adrian had once volunteered alongside each other on the St John ambulance.

Ismay, who worked as a prison officer at the Hydebank Wood Young Offenders’ Centre, was killed by a Semtex bomb that was placed under his van allegedly by the ‘New IRA’.

Ismay died 11 days after the incident in hospital following a blood clot induced heart attack.

Robinson was remanded in custody ahead of a sentencing at a later date.

-Sam Fitzsimons