Saturday 7 December 2019

Police hunt for convicted murderer on run from Irish prison

The front gates at the entrance of Maghaberry Prison
The front gates at the entrance of Maghaberry Prison

Press Association

Police are hunting for a convicted murderer who has gone on the run from prison.

William Sloan, 51, who is covered in scars and tattoos, was given temporary release last week but failed to return to the high security Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland on Friday.

He was jailed for his role in the death of a man beaten with a hammer in 1989.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "If you see anyone matching this description please call your nearest police station."

Sloan has scars on his ear, cheek and arm. He has a series of tattoos; one on his right arm of MUM DAD and a headstone with two flowers.

In 2006 former Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy revoked his early release licence after he was convicted of fresh offences.

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