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Search for violent inmate who may have fled to Republic of Ireland

Published 29/05/2015 | 17:12

The PSNI are searching for Jonathan Turley, 33 who failed to return to Magilligan Prison on Saturday 9 May
The PSNI are searching for Jonathan Turley, 33 who failed to return to Magilligan Prison on Saturday 9 May

Police have warned the public not to approach an inmate on the run who had an extensive history of violence.

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Jonathan Turley, 33, has been missing since he failed to return to Magilligan Prison in Northern Ireland on Saturday, May 9.

The PSNI has appealed for information on his whereabouts,

Detective Inspector Mary White said Mr Turley has been in the Belfast and Newcastle areas since he absconded, and may also be travelling between Northern Ireland and Republic of 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 them," she said.

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

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