Northern Ireland

Samuel McKinley: On-the-run prisoner found in Belfast

Samuel McKinley Image copyright Prison Service
Image caption Samuel McKinley, 53, is serving a life sentence for murder

A convicted murderer who absconded from prison just before Christmas before has been found in north Belfast.

Samuel McKinley, 53, did not return from a pre-release work scheme to Maghaberry Prison in County Antrim on 22 December.

Police in Northern Ireland said he was apprehended at about 05:00 GMT on Tuesday and would be returned to jail.

McKinley's sons were jailed for life last December for the murder of a newsagent in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Jonathan and Samuel McKinley, aged 23 and 25, of no fixed address, murdered Choudhry Zishan, 35, outside his home in March 2014, while his pregnant wife and son were in the flat above.

Police were not linking the absconding of their father, formerly from the Shirley area of Southampton, to their conviction.

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