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Habitual Criminal Christopher Doyle Recaptured

C-doyleChristopher Doyle, aged 39, from Fatima Mansions, Dublin, a prisoner who was serving a six year sentence for dangerous driving at Roscrea, Co Tipperary, numerous robberies and who was also serving a 12 year prison sentence for the manslaughter of 81 year old Meath pensioner Patrick Logan in June 2000, has been recaptured.

Mr Doyle is understood to have climbed out through a bathroom window at St James’s Hospital Dublin, after getting compassionate escorted release to visit his sick father on Wednesday morning last.

Habitual criminal Doyle was currently serving an eight-year sentence for dangerous driving, causing serious bodily harm, having driven a stolen car into a family in Roscrea in 2010

Doyle, who was serving his sentence in the Training Unit at Mountjoy Prison, was arrested by Gardaí in Mullingar, Co Westmeath yesterday, on suspicion of shoplifting. Doyle has also some 21 previous convictions for manslaughter, robbery, public order offences and failing to turn up at court appearances.  Doyle also holds strong links with the UK and has numerous convictions there also for other violent robberies.

Considered one of Ireland’s most dangerous prisoners, Gardaí had launched a massive nationwide manhunt following his escape.

A total of 453 prisoners have absconded from prison between the years 2008 to 2011, with a further 33 in the first three months of 2012, according to requested Dáil questions and the answers received.

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