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Runaway prisoner James Valliday arrested in north Belfast

A prisoner who has been unlawfully at large from Maghaberry Prison has been found in Belfast.

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch arrested James Valliday in north Belfast around 5am on Sunday.

The 52-year-old had been on the run since November 9.

A 29-year-old woman was also arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney said: "We would continue to appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of a second remand prisoner, 45 year old Charles Valliday, who also failed to return to Maghaberry Prison on the same date. Charles is described as 5ft 9ins in height, of stocky build, with short, brown hair, protruding ears and green eyes.

"He has a tattoo on his left arm – a bulldog, panther and snake - and a fish tattoo on his right arm.

“I would appeal to Charles Valliday to hand himself in without further delay. As he has a history of violence, I would urge the public not to approach him.

“Anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information should contact police immediately on 999.”

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