CRIME ALERT: CONVICTED KILLER MAY BE ON THE RUN IN DONEGAL

first_imgWanted: Desmond SavageA prisoner whose convictions include killing three people while driving a stolen car may be on the run in Co Donegal.Desmond Savage, who has more than 100 convictions, was temporarily released on compassionate grounds from a Co Derry prison but failed to return last week.He is serving a sentence for a spate of crimes on one night in June 2008, when he rammed a police car and broke into a church minister’s home. The NI Prison Service said the 39-year-old was at large from Magilligan jail.Savage, originally from Lenadoon in west Belfast, received an eight-year sentence in 2000 for causing three deaths by dangerous driving.He was driving a stolen car in Ballymoney, County Antrim, that crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing 27-year-old Charmaine Watson and her 24-year-old husband Justin.The couple’s three-year-old son was badly injured. They had been returning to Belfast from a family day out at Portrush, County Antrim. Brian Donnelly, 20, a front-seat passenger in the stolen car, also died in the collision.Savage is currently serving a sentence for robbery, criminal damage, burglary, assault on police and aggravated vehicle theft.He was sentenced for a spate of crimes on a single night, that began when Savage and another man broke into a church minister’s house in Newcastle, County Down, and stole his car.An hour later, he rammed a police car in Warrenpoint during a chase after they had attempted to steal a woman’s car.He is described as having fair hair, of medium build and is 1.78m (5ft 8in) tall. The prison service said anyone who spots him should contact police. Last year two northern criminals who skipped prison leave turned up in Dungloe.CRIME ALERT: CONVICTED KILLER MAY BE ON THE RUN IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more