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Murderer who escaped jail arrested after 18 months

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A convicted murderer who has been on the run from prison for more than a year has been arrested.

Shaun Walmsley escaped last February during a visit to Aintree University Hospital from HMP Walton.

armed officers stopped a car in Harehills, Leeds, on Tuesday and arrested the prisoner.

The 29-year-old was helped to escape last year from outside the hospital when two men armed with a knife and a gun confronted guards.

Walmsley was serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years.

He has been charged with escape from lawful custody and will appear at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court today.

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