Two convicted murderers on the run from prison together as alert issued

Two convicted murderers are said to be on the run from prison, with police issuing an alert and nationwide appeal for help in locating the pair.

Police have reported that Alison McDonagh, 49, and Stephen McParland, 54, have busted out of the Northern Ireland Prison Service together and are "currently unlawfully at large".

The murderous duo were last spotted at Lanyon Place Train Station in Belfast last Saturday (January 21), with the pair spotted at around 1:45pm, Irish Mirror reported.

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McDonagh, who was imprisoned for murder following an incident in 2004, and McParland who was imprisoned for murder after an incident in 1997, are said to be on the run together.

Murderer McDonagh is said to be one of two prisoners on the run, identified by police as 5ft2in in height and tattooed with the words mum and dad on the underside of her right forearm.

She was last spotted wearing a blue puffer jacket, light coloured leggings and pulling a trolley bag.

Police issued further details on the 49-year-old murderer, saying that McDonagh was of a stocky build, has auburn hair and green eyes.

The force are continuing to appeal for information in relation to her and McParland's escape, with the pair last spotted at a train station last weekend.

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A description of McParland was also given, with officers indicating that the 54-year-old was 5'10 in height, of medium build and had blue eyes and balding hair.

He could also be identified through the tattoo on his left arm, with officers noting that when last spotted he was seen wearing a large hooded coat, grey bottoms and had a large amount of luggage.

The pair have been at large for some days following their escape and police have been unsuccessful so far in locating either of the murderers.

While police have appealed to the public for any information on their whereabouts, they are asking that members of the public do not approach them, and instead contact police if they spot them.

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