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Dangerous prisoner Jonathan Turley on the run

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Jonathan Turley who is missing from prison
Jonathan Turley who is missing from prison

A prisoner described by the PSNI as 'violent' is missing from custody.

33-year-old Jonathan Turley who failed to return to Magilligan prison, was last seen in Newcastle, County Down, on Sunday.

The police are unsure as to whether or not Turley is still in Northern Ireland, and they have appealed for him to turn himself in.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick said: "We know that Mr Turley travelled to Belfast on Saturday evening and was then sighted in the Newcastle area on Sunday.

"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.

"I would also appeal to Mr Turley to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information to contact police on 999."