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Death charge Charles Valliday caught after months on the run

By Staff Reporter

A suspected killer who has been on the run from Maghaberry Prison since last November has been arrested.

Charles Valliday from Belfast is a remand prisoner who has been unlawfully at large since Thursday, November 9.

Police arrested the 46-year-old at an address in the Springfarm area of Antrim at 2pm yesterday.

His brother, James Valliday (52), was arrested at an address in north Belfast area on Sunday December 17, 2017, and was returned to prison at that time.

The pair failed to return to prison after being released on compassionate bail to attend a relative's funeral.

Both men had been remanded in custody on charges surrounding the murder of Christopher Mackin in Belfast on March 1, 2012. Charles Valliday has denied murder, while James Valliday denies assisting offenders.

Mr Mackin was shot at least seven times outside his College Square North home.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney added: "I would like to thank members of the public who came forward with information following our appeal to locate Charles Valliday and James Valliday, which undoubtedly helped officers establish their whereabouts."

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