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Funeral of murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay to take place in Belfast

Adrian Ismay (52) died less than a fortnight after a bomb exploded under his van
 

THE funeral of murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay will take place on Tuesday in north Belfast, a week after he died from injuries sustained in a bomb blast.

The 52 -old-died last Tuesday, after being rushed back into hospital suffering an aneurysm. A post mortem examination concluded it was a result of injuries sustained when a booby trap bomb exploded under his van on March 4.

A second post mortem has since been carried out at the request of lawyers acting for a man charged with the murder.

Solicitors for Christopher Robinson have also asked for a review of the medical care the 52-year-old received between him being treated in hospital and the fatal heart attack.

A heavy police presence is expected around the funeral service at Woodvale Presbyterian Church, in Cambrai Street before a private family cremation at Roselawn.

Mr Ismay volunteered for the search and rescue organisation and members are expected to attend the funeral along with political and prison service representatives.

Mr Ismay is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters, Tori, Sarah and Samantha and three grandchildren.

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