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Derek Brockwell has been transferred to a prison in England

The escaped prisoner has time left to serve on his UK sentences.

Image: Garda Press Office

ESCAPED PRISONER DEREK Brockwell has been transferred to a prison in England.

He was released from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast today and taken to Her Majesty’s Prison in Frankland.

There, he will serve the remainder of his several life sentences for armed robbery.

Three people were arrested yesterday in connection with his escape from custody last month.

A man and woman aged in their early 60s were detained in County Meath and a man in his mid-30s was arrested in Portlaoise. It is understood the third man is currently a prisoner.  All three were released without charge.

Brockwell (53), a UK national, had been serving a seven-year sentence at Portlaoise prison for robbery and possession of firearms.

He escaped last month, stabbing two prison officers while being brought to Tallaght Hospital. He fled the area on a waiting motorbike.

An eyewitness who saw the dangerous and violent criminal escape from Tallaght Hospital told TheJournal.ie that one prison officer had “blood dripping down his hands” after the incident.

He remained at large for over 24 hours, before being tasered and captured in Belfast.  He stabbed himself in the stomach as police approached.

He was taken to hospital where he was treated since 18 February.

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