Northern Ireland

William Sloan: On the run murderer returned to custody

William Sloan Image copyright Department of Justice
Image caption William Sloan went on the run after being given temporary release

A convicted murderer who failed to return after being given temporary release last month is back in custody, the prison service has said.

William Sloan, 51, originally from Dundonald, was jailed for the murder of James Hamilton, 39, at his home in Harrow Street in Belfast in 1989.

He is understood to have handed himself in to police in Manchester on Saturday.

"We are pleased he has been returned to custody," a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Prison Service said.

"He will be returned to Maghaberry Prison as soon as possible."

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