POLICE are seeking information as to the whereabouts of two remand prisoners who failed to return to Maghaberry Prison on Thursday.
Brothers Charles Valliday (45) and James Valliday (51) did not return to the prison on Thursday under the conditions of compassionate bail they had been given by a High Court judge to attend a relative’s funeral.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “Charles and James Valliday, who are awaiting trial for serious offences, were last seen at 10 am on Thursday in the area of St Jude’s Chapel on the Falls Road where they attended a relative’s funeral.
“James is described as 5ft 9 ins in height, of medium build with short, dark brown hair and blue eyes.
“He has a tattoo on his left arm – a scroll saying ‘mum and dad’.
“Charles is described as 5ft 9ins in height, of stocky build, with short, brown hair, protruding ears and green eyes.
“He has a tattoo on his left arm – a bulldog, panther and snake – and a fish tattoo on his right arm
“They have a history of violence and I would urge the public not to approach them but to contact police immediately.
“I would ask Charles and James to hand themselves into the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of their current whereabouts or who has any information to contact police on 999.”