Samuel McKinley: Convicted murderer found after absconding

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image captionSamuel McKinley is a prolific absconder who last fled custody in February

A convicted murderer has been found and arrested after absconding from prison during an unescorted day release on Thursday.

He was jailed for life for the murder of a man in Southampton in 1996 and is serving his sentence at Maghaberry.

On Sunday, police said that McKinley "was located & arrested in the greater Belfast area".

They thanked the public for their assistance in the case.

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