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Prisoner with 'extensive history of violence' on the run from Magilligan Prison

Published 14/05/2015

Prisoner Jonathan Turley: Pic PSNI
Prisoner Jonathan Turley: Pic PSNI

A prisoner with an "extensive history of violence" has failed to return to Magilligan Prison.

Jonathan Turley, 33 was granted bail on Saturday May 9 , but has been declared unlawfully at large after he failed to return.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick said: “We know that Mr Turley travelled to Belfast on Saturday evening and was then sighted in the Newcastle area on Sunday.

"We are conducting extensive enquiries into each of these reports. However, we cannot rule out that Mr Turley may be travelling within Northern Ireland.

“I would urge the public not to approach Mr Turley as he has an extensive history of violence and may pose a risk to the them.

“I would also appeal to Mr Turley to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information to contact police on 999.”

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