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Charles Valliday arrested five months after he and his brother went on run from jail

Charles Valliday (46) absconded after attending a funeral on the Falls Road in west Belfast

THE second of two brothers who absconded from Maghaberry Prison last year has been arrested by police.

Charles Valliday (46) and his brother James (52) went on the run on November 9.

The pair, who were in prison on remand awaiting trial, failed to return to custody after a court granted them temporary release on compassionate bail to attend a relative's funeral on the Falls Road in west Belfast.

Charles Valliday was arrested in the Springfarm area of Antrim at around 2pm yesterday - more than four months after his brother James was arrested.

James Valliday was detained by police in north Belfast on December 17 and was later sent back to prison.

Both men had been remanded in custody on charges surrounding the murder of Christopher Mackin on March 1 2012.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney praised people who helped police in the search.

"I would like to thank members of the public who came forward with information following our appeal to locate Charles Valliday and James Valliday, which undoubtedly helped officers establish their whereabouts," he said.

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