Police hunt convicted killer after day release escape

Police have urged the public not to approach a convicted killer who escaped while on day release in Rochdale town centre. Paul Maxwell, 49, is described as white, about 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes.

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Convicted killer still on the run after day release escape

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.

Paul Maxwell, 49, escaped yesterday while on day release in Rochdale town centre. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

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