22/06/2018

Convicted Killer Christopher Kerr Arrested After Going On The Run

A man serving a life sentence for the murder of a Catholic schoolboy 12 years ago has been arrested after absconding from custody.

32-year-old Christopher Kerr, who was convicted of murdering 15-year-old Michael McIlveen in Ballymena in 2006, absconded in Belfast City Centre while on accompanied temporary release on Thursday, 21 June.
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The PSNI later confirmed he had been arrested in the Antrim area.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Prison Service said they would investigate the circumstances of the abscondment.

(LM)

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