A convicted killer is still 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. This morning police said he has still not been located.
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The incident happened at around 8pm local time on Thursday evening.
The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step."