Violent pAir on run After jAil releAse for funerAl
TWO remand prisoners with a “history of violence” who failed to return to Maghaberry Prison last week are still at large after six days, police have confirmed.
Officers are seeking information about Charles Valliday (45) and his 51-year-old brother James, who did not return to prison last Thursday under the conditions of compassionate bail after being released to attend a relative’s funeral.
The pair are awaiting trial for serious offences and were last seen at 10am on Thursday in the area of St Jude’s Chapel on the Falls Road, West Belfast, where the funeral took place.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Murphy from the Serious Crime Branch said: “James is described as 5ft 9ins in height, of medium build with short, dark brown hair and blue eyes.
“He has a tattoo on his left arm — a scroll saying ‘mum and dad’.
“Charles is described as 5ft 9ins in height, of stocky build, with short, brown hair, protruding ears and green eyes.
“He has a tattoo on his left arm — a bulldog, panther and snake — and a fish tattoo on his right arm.”
The officer warned people not to confront the two men.
He added: “They have a history of violence and I would urge the public not to approach them but to contact police immediately.
“I would ask Charles and James to hand themselves into the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of their current whereabouts or who has any information to contact police on 999.”