AWOL prisoner: PSNI make appeal

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Foyle police say they are still seeking information as to whereabouts of a prisoner who failed to return to Magilligan Prison.

Jonathan Turley 33 was granted bail on Saturday, May 9, but failed to return.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick said Mr Turley travelled to Belfast on Saturday evening and was sighted in the Newcastle area on Sunday.

“We are conducting extensive enquiries into each of these reports. However, we cannot rule out that Mr Turley may be travelling within Northern 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 the them,” she said.

“I would also appeal to Mr Turley to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay.”

Anyone with information should contact police, dialling 999.