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Escaped murderer Thomas Valliday arrested in Belfast

Police have arrested convicted murderer Thomas Valliday (27) in Belfast.

Valliday broke free from Prison Service staff after being taken to the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on the outskirts of east Belfast on Friday afternoon..

PSNI superintendent Sean Wright said: "Following extensive police enquiries and with support and assistance from the public, officers arrested Thomas Valliday in Belfast earlier this 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.”

Thomas Valliday was convicted in 2010 of the murder of Francis McGreevy and was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years imprisonment.

Mr McGreevy (51) was found badly beaten in his flat in Ross Street in the lower Falls area in March 2008.

He died in hospital three days after the attack.

Police warn public as thug Thomas Valliday slips guards during Ulster Hospital visit 

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