Samurai sword killer charged after failing to return from prison day release
A convicted killer who failed to return to prison after a day release has been charged with being unlawfully at large.
Stephen Henry (41) who was convicted of murdering father-of-two John Cooke with a Samurai sword in Lisburn in 2004, failed to return to Magilligan jail last Monday.
He crossed the border into the Irish Republic where he was detained over a public order offence but subsequently released.
He was arrested in Northern Ireland on Friday.
Henry has been charged with being unlawfully at large while under sentence and possessing a Class C controlled drug.
He is due to appear in court in Lisburn tomorrow.