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Escaped murderer hunt: Police make two arrests

Convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley has been on the run since Tuesday Credit: PA

Police on the hunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from custody have arrested two people on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Merseyside Police detained a 27-year-old man and 26-year-old woman on Thursday as they continue to look for Shaun Walmsley.

Walmsley, 28, who is serving a minimum 30-year-old sentence, has been at large since Tuesday afternoon when two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit in Aintree.

Officers made Thursday's arrests at a property in Liverpool.

A police spokesperson said: "The two people arrested have been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they will be questioned in relation to the escape of prisoner Shaun Walmsley."

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