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Triple murderer freed from jail

A convicted murderer has been released from prison on compassionate grounds.

Andrew Walker, who killed three fellow soldiers in a payroll robbery in Scotland in 1985, has been released early from his life sentence.

Walker shot his army colleagues after getting a lift from them as they were travelling to deliver wages to barracks in Midlothian.

He suffered a stroke in prison almost two years ago, leaving him incapacitated.

The Scottish Government website does not specify the grounds for compassionate release but says it generally encompasses prisoners with a terminal illness where death is likely to occur soon, or where a prisoner is severely incapacitated.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman would only say that a "prisoner has been released on compassionate grounds".

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