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Armed police catch escaped convict

PUBLISHED: 15:43 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:52 03 July 2010

ARMED officers this morning detained an escaped convict in Great Yarmouth.

Terence O'Keefe, 38, convicted of a number of serious offences, has been unlawfully at large since escaping during treatment at a London hospital in February.

ARMED officers this morning detained an escaped convict in Great Yarmouth.

Terence O'Keefe, 38, convicted of a number of serious offences, has been unlawfully at large since escaping during treatment at a London hospital in February.

He was arrested by police in Ordnance Road shortly after 11am and is currently being held at a police station in the county.

Great Yarmouth Superintendent Jo Parrett, who commanded the operation, said: “This was a carefully planned and professional operation involving specialist firearms and tactical units from the Constabulary.

“The man, who has committed very serious offences in the past and has been wanted for some time after escaping from custody elsewhere in the country, is now locked up again.

“We take any threat to public safety extremely seriously and once again this arrest sends a clear message that we will take very positive action to ensure Norfolk remains one of the safest places to live, work and visit.”

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