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Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are no longer looking for a man unlawfully at large. Shortly before 11.50am on Monday 24 February 2014, a 49-year-old man was arrested in Albert Park, Salford. Another man he was with has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an escapee.
The Detective leading the hunt for Paul Maxwell says they have contacted all his friends and extended family and says they have been co-operative. He says Maxwell only had a small sum of money with him and could be sleeping rough. Maxwell has links to Rochdale, Middleton and West Yorkshire.
Police are warning people not to approach a convicted killer who is on the run.
Paul Maxwell absconded in Rochdale while on day release from jail.
He was sentenced to life in 1996 for the murder of an 85 year old man.
A convicted killer is on the run after absconding while on day release from jail.
Paul Maxwell, 49, disappeared while visiting Rochdale town centre on Friday with prison staff.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996 for the murder and robbery of 85-year-old Joe Smales in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
He is described as white, about 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes.
He has links to Rochdale and Tameside.