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Convicted murderer at large arrested in Belfast

The 27-year-old was serving a 17 year sentence in Maghaberry Prison.

Thomas Valliday
Thomas Valliday
Image: PSNI

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a prisoner who was unlawfully at large.

The convicted murderer, Thomas Valliday, escaped from NI Prison Service staff while at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on Friday afternoon.

The 27-year-old was serving a 17-year sentence in Maghaberry Prison.

Thomas Valliday was convicted in 2010 of the murder of Francis McGreevy. Mr McGreevy was beaten to death in his West Belfast flat in 2008.

Before being captured, Valliday was sighted by a number of members from the public

Superintendent Sean Wright said that following extensive police enquiries and with support and assistance from the public, officers arrested Thomas Valliday in Belfast yesterday evening.

He will be taken for interview by police before being returned to prison in due course. I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public in helping police to get this dangerous individual back into custody and in keeping people safe.

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