Northern Ireland

Escaped double killer hands himself in

John Gallagher
Image caption John Gallagher from Donegal killed Annie Gillespie and her 18-year-old daughter Ann in 1988

A double killer who escaped from Dublin's Central Mental Hospital 12 years ago has handed himself in.

John Gallagher from Donegal killed 51-year-old Annie Gillespie and her 18-year-old daughter Ann at Sligo General Hospital in 1988.

They had been visiting a relative who was a patient in the hospital.

Gallagher was found guilty but insane at his trial the following year, but absconded and set up home later in Strabane.