Craigavon police hunt escaped convict

Jonathan Turley
Jonathan Turley

Police in Craigavon are hunting for escaped convict Jonathan Turley.

Police said they are seeking information as to whereabouts of the prisoner who failed to return to Magilligan Prison.

Jonathan Turley, 33 was granted bail on Saturday 9 May, but has failed to return to the prison.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick said: “We know that Mr Turley travelled to Belfast on Saturday evening and was then sighted in the Newcastle area on Sunday. We are conducting extensive enquiries into each of these reports. However, we cannot rule out that Mr Turley may be travelling within Northern Ireland.

“I urge the public not to approach Mr Turley as he has an extensive history of violence and may pose a risk to the them.

“I would appeal to Mr Turley to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay. I would also ask anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information that could assist police should call 999.”