Convicted murderer returned to police custody after days on the run

41-year-old Stephen Henry failed to return to prison in County Derry after being granted day release

Convicted murderer returned to police custody after days on the run

Stephen Henry

A convicted murderer who had been at large since Monday evening is back in police custody in Northern Ireland.

41-year-old Stephen Henry - who was convicted of murdering a man with a samurai sword in 2014 - failed to return to prison in County Derry after being granted day release.

He was released from Magilligan Prison near Limavady in County Derry in order to visit his family.

An alert was issued on Tuesday morning after he failed to return.

While the search was ongoing, PSNI Detective Sergeant McColgan, described him as "dangerous" with a "history of violence."

He was arrested in the Waringstown area of County Armagh at approximately 11:25pm yesterday and remains in police custody.