Prison Service investigating prisoner abscondment

Date published: 28 February 2019


The NI Prison Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the abscondment of William Robert Martin on 27 February 2019 when he failed to return after a period of pre-release testing.

William Robert Martin, 48, is 1.73m tall with brown eyes and grey hair.  

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: “Details of the unlawfully at large prisoner can be found at:

“At this time we are focused on returning him to custody and we would ask anyone with information to contact the PSNI on 101 immediately.”

Notes to editors: 

All media enquiries should be directed to the Department of Justice Press Office 028 9052 6444.  Out of office hours, please contact the duty press officer on 028 9037 8110. 

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