Friday 22 November 2019

Derek Brockwell discharged from hospital and transferred to English prison

Tallaght Hospital; Derek Brockwell (inset)
Tallaght Hospital; Derek Brockwell (inset)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

DEREK BROCKWELL has been discharged from hospital in Northern Ireland and transferred to a prison in England.

Brockwell escaped from Tallaght Hospital on February 17th. He was escorted there from Portlaoise Prison for a scheduled hospital appointment.

Two prison officers were injured during the incident - one officer underwent life-saving surgery after receiving stab wounds to his stomach.

Brockwell was driven away from the hospital on a motorbike.

Brockwell was located by PSNI officers in Belfast the following evening - he was drinking outside a city centre pub at the time.

Officers tasered him and he was treated in our Royal Victoria Hospital in the city. He is now in custody.

Derek Brockwell escaped from Tallaght Hospital on February 17th. He was escorted there from Portlaoise Prison for a scheduled hospital appointment.

Two prison officers were injured during the incident - one officer underwent life-saving surgery after receiving stab wounds to his stomach.

Brockwell was driven away from the hospital on a motorbike.

Brockwell was located by PSNI officers in Belfast the following evening - he was drinking outside a city centre pub at the time.

Officers tasered him and he had been treated in Royal Victoria Hospital in the city since then.

Superintendent Paula Hillman said today: "PSNI can confirm that Derek Brockwell, who was unlawfully at large from the Republic of Ireland, has been released from hospital and transferred to HMP Frankland, England."

The transfer took place today,

A prison inmate and his parents were arrested by gardai investigating Brockwell's escape, and later released without charge.

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