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Dangerous prisoner at large arrested

Stephen Henry was unlawfully at large from Magilligan Prison. Credit: DoJ

A dangerous prisoner who was at large from Magilligan Prison has been arrested, the PSNI has confirmed.

Police had been searching for 41-year-old Stephen Henry, after he did not return from day release on Monday.

Henry was jailed for murdering father-of-two John Cooke with a samurai-style sword in Lisburn in 2004.

He was arrested in Dublin on Friday for a public order offence but released after the court was told it could take up to a week to issue a European Arrest Warrant.

Henry was arrested by PSNI later that night in Warringstown in Co Armagh.

Police have thanked the public for their assistance.