Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Escaped murderer arrested at house

Brian Lynch fled from Preston city centre last Thursday while on a day trip from nearby HMP Kirkham (Lancashire Police/PA)

Police have arrested a convicted murderer who fled prison while on day release.

Brian Lynch, 44, was held just before 5am on Tuesday at an address in Gorton, Manchester.

A woman, 40, who was also at the address was arrested on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner.

Lynch fled from Preston city centre last Thursday afternoon while on a day trip from nearby HMP Kirkham.

He was jailed in 1988 for the killing of 21-year-old Chi Yeung Yip in Clayton, Manchester.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "Absconded prisoner Brian Lynch was arrested in the early hours of this morning at an address in the Gorton area of Manchester.

"A 40-year-old woman has been arrested for harbouring an escaped prisoner and both are currently in police custody in Manchester.

"Lynch will be charged with absconding and will be sent back to prison."

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