Jonathan Turley: Magilligan prisoner on bail goes missing

Missing prisoner Jonathan Turley Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police are conducting extensive enquiries

Police have told the public not to approach a prisoner who failed to return to Magilligan Prison.

Jonathan Turley, 33, was last seen in the Newcastle, County Down, area on Sunday and has a history of violence.

Police have appealed to Mr Turley to hand himself in.

Det Insp Jenna Fitzpatrick said they have been unable to rule out whether Turley is travelling within Northern Ireland.

"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," she said.

"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."