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Convicted killer in hospital escape

Published 02/05/2015

Thomas Valliday is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit (PSNI/PA)
Thomas Valliday is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit (PSNI/PA)
Thomas Valliday was an inmate at Maghaberry Prison

A convicted murderer is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit.

Thomas Valliday, 27, is a life sentence prisoner at Maghaberry high security prison in Northern Ireland.

He escaped while attending the Ulster hospital in Dundonald on the outskirts of Belfast.

Police have warned the public not to approach the prisoner, describing him as "dangerous".

Valliday was convicted of the 2008 murder of west Belfast republican Frank "Bap" McGreevy.

The killer, also from west Belfast, was handed a minimum 17 year life tariff.

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