Tuesday 6 December 2016

Convicted killer escapes from hospital

By David Young

Published 01/05/2015 | 22:19

Undated handout image issued by the PSNI of Thomas Valliday, a convicted murderer who is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit. Photo: PSNI/PA Wire
Undated handout image issued by the PSNI of Thomas Valliday, a convicted murderer who is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit. Photo: PSNI/PA Wire

A convicted murderer is on the run after escaping from prison staff during a hospital visit.

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Thomas Valliday, 27, is a life sentence prisoner at Maghaberry high security prison in Northern Ireland.

He escaped while attending the Ulster hospital in Dundonald on the outskirts of Belfast.

Police have warned the public not to approach the prisoner, describing him as "dangerous".

Valliday was convicted of the 2008 murder of west Belfast republican Frank "Bap" McGreevy.

The killer, also from west Belfast, was handed a minimum 17 year life tariff.

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