Escaped Tyneside prisoner back behind bars

A prisoner from Tyneside who escaped seventeen years ago is now back behind bars after being extradited from the Netherlands back to the UK.

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Man back in prison after 12 years on the run

A convicted murderer, who was on the run for 12 years, is back behind bars.

Alan Byrne shot and killed a security guard in 1985.

He was serving a life sentence at Durham's Frankland prison when he went on the run.

Byrne had escaped when masked men with guns freed him during a hospital appointment in Newcastle.

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