'˜Dangerous' at large murderer arrested

The PSNI say a 'dangerous' murderer who had been unlawfully at large earlier today has been arrested in Co Antrim.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 10:47 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd June 2018, 12:08 am
Christopher Kerr. Photo supllied by PSNI

Christopher Kerr, 32, absconded from custody today in Belfast City Centre while on accompanied temporary release.

He is currently serving a prison sentence for the murder of Michael McIlveen in Ballymena in 2006.

A police spokesperson said Kerr is “considered dangerous”.

However, shortly after 9pm a PSNI spokesperson confirmed he had since been arrested “in the Antrim area”.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: “The Prison Service will investigate the circumstances of today’s abscondment from accompanied temporary release.”