Convicted murderer arrested in Leeds appears in court charged with escaping prison

A convicted murderer arrested in Leeds today has appeared in court charged with escaping from prison.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 12:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 12:30 pm
Shaun Walmsley
Shaun Walmsley

Shaun Walmsley was previously sentenced to life with a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Anthony Duffy in Merseyside.

-> Leeds dog owners warned after Alsation develops killer virus after walksWalmsley appeared via video link at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

With shoulder length brown hair and a beard, he spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.

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He was charged with escaping from lawful custody at Aintree Hospital on February 21, 2017.

Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear in Liverpool Crown Court on September 19.