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Convicted murderer on run, Arnold Pickering, arrested

Convicted murderer Arnold Pickering, 44, who failed to return to prison after leaving on day release on Saturday has been arrested for being unlawfully at large, Merseyside Police said.

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Police arrest 51 year-old man for being at large

Merseyside Police said that officers from Lancashire Constabulary had arrested a 51-year-old man for being unlawfully at large last night.

The man, who was not named, was arrested in Blackburn, Lancashire, at around 9.15pm.

Inquiries to locate Pickering were continuing.

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