TWO high risk violent criminals being hunted by the PSNI having been living in Donegal.
Investigations by Gardai have established that on the run pair – convicted Belfast rapist Joseph McCabe (29) and violent burglar Casey Morgan (18) have been travelling the country together.
Gardai are hunting for the pair on behalf of the PSNI who are considered so dangerous that members of the public have been advised not to approach them.
Within recent days, they have been traced to Dungloe in Donegal.
In recent months, the PSNI issued mugshot pictures of the duo in a bid to track them down.
Gardai believe they had previously been in Monaghan and Kerry before travelling to Donegal.
A senior source said: “The fact that these men are going around together makes them doubly dangerous – gardai are extremely concerned because of the level of violence that this pair are capable of.”
Morgan has been missing in breach of his licence conditions in the North since the morning of March 13 last.
A PSNI spokesman said: “Police have taken the step of warning the public about a high-risk violent offender, Casey Morgan, and to ask for assistance in identifying his current whereabouts as there is a licence recall order out for his arrest and he poses a high risk of causing serious harm.”
He is described as being around 5ft 11in, of medium build, with short dark brown hair, and he has a pierced left eyebrow.
When last seen he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a white sweat top with red and black bands, a black zip jacket, black trainers and a camouflage-print baseball cap.
Registered sex offender Joseph McCabe was out of jail on licence after serving half of a 14-year prison sentence when he went missing on April 2.
Belfast man McCabe was jailed for 14 years in 2006 for raping and burgling a 64-year-old woman in her north Belfast home as she lay in bed reading.
At the time, the sentencing judge said that McCabe had subjected his victim to a “terrifying, prolonged ordeal.”
The judge described the attack as a “violent sexual offence carried out with significant gratuitous violence”.
A PSNI spokesman said: “Joseph McCabe (29) is described as being 6ft tall, with short, dirty, fair hair.”