A man named Sean Megaw has been taken into police custody after unlawfully being at large since his compassionate release from prison. Megaw, who had been sentenced earlier this year for attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, was released on Saturday in order to attend a funeral. However, he failed to return to prison as required.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) appealed to the public for information about Megaw’s whereabouts on Monday morning. Fortunately, their efforts paid off, as Megaw was ultimately apprehended and is now in police custody. The arrest took place at an address in Belfast after the police received tips from the public.
Megaw, 35 years old at the time of his arrest, had been granted release from prison at 10am on Saturday and was expected to return by 3pm the same day. However, he violated the terms of his release and failed to reenter custody as required.
This incident has drawn attention due to concerns raised by residents about the increase in criminal activity in the city center of Belfast. Some residents have expressed frustration, comparing the situation to the “wild west.” Such voices serve as a reminder of the importance of enforcing the law and ensuring that individuals who have been granted temporary freedom are held accountable for their actions.
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