Warning issued over on the run prisoners

Undated handout photo issued by Police Service of Northern Ireland of Charles Valliday, 45, who has gone on the run with his brother James Valliday in Northern Ireland after failing to return from compassionate bail.

Two prisoners have gone on the run in Northern Ireland after failing to return from compassionate bail.

Brothers Charles Valliday, 45, and James Valliday, 51, did not return to Maghaberry prison on Thursday under conditions allowing them to attend a relative’s funeral.

James Valliday, 51, has gone on the run with his brother Charles Valliday

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy of the PSNI said: “Charles and James Valliday, who are awaiting trial for serious offences, were last seen at 10am yesterday in the area of St Jude’s Chapel on the Falls Road where they attended a relative’s funeral.”

Det Supt Murphy said the pair have a history of violence and urged the public not to approach them but to contact police immediately.

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