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Kerr call-ins leads to capture by North Yorkshire police

New leads following a TV appeal for information to catch a convicted murderer who was on the run from Hull has led to his arrest by North Yorkshire police.

William Kerr who is 53-years-old absconded from a probation hostel in Hull on March 26 which was a breach of his licence conditions and led to a nationwide search for him.

Following an appeal on Crimewatch, officers received new information about his whereabouts which led to his arrest in London after being spotted by detectives from North Yorkshire Police, accompanied by The Metropolitan Police's Homicide Task Force.

Kerr was sentenced to life in prison in 1998 for murder. He was released on licence in January.

Thanks to some information received following the Crimewatch appeal and some further information passed to Crimestoppers we were able to track Kerr to a specific area of London.

The information was vital to the effort to trace Kerr as he indicarted when he was arrested that he was about to leave the London area after seeing himself on Crimewatch. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who came forward.

I would also like to thank the Metropolitan Police for their assistance they have given us in our efforts to locate Kerr."

– Det Inspector Eamonn Clarke, North Yorkshire Police

Convicted murderer on the run from Hull caught in London

A convicted murderer who went on the run has been arrested in London.

William Kerr

William Kerr was wanted for emergency recall to prison and was featured on Crimewatch on Thursday night.

The 53-year-old was jailed for life for murder at Leeds Crown Court in 1998, and released on licence in January this year. He had absconded from an approved premises in Hull on March 26, which was a breach of his licence conditions.


Football: Saturday's fixtures

Saturday's football fixtures Credit: Press Association

Premier League

Crystal Palace v Hull - kick off 15.00


Sheff Wed v Leeds - kick off 12:30

Huddersfield v Blackburn - kick off 15:00

Rotherham v Norwich - kick off 15:00

League 1

Bradford v Barnsley - kick off 15:00

Chesterfield v Bristol City - kick off 15:00

Leyton Orient v Sheff Utd - kick off 15:00

Notts County v Doncaster - kick off 15:00

Scunthorpe v Gillingham - kick off 15:00

League 2

Mansfield v Portsmouth - kick off 15:00

York v Newport - kick off 15:00

Hull memorial service to mark 100th anniversay of Gallipoli landings

A special memorial service is taking place in Hull to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings - one of the bloodiest battles of World War 1.

Gallipoli landings 100th anniversary marked in Hull Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Hull will be there alongside representatives from the Australian High Commision and members of the Hull Veterans' Support Centre. The service will be followed by wreath laying at the Cenotaph.

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