Former convict handed life sentence

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A former convict who fled Ireland following his release from prison for shooting a nightclub doorman is back behind bars.

Wayne McNally, 34, was given a life sentence at Bradford Crown Court after he was found guilty of two counts of wounding with intent and a further count of assault following a recent trial.

McNally was arrested at Manchester Airport last December, hours after a man and woman were found with stab wounds at an address in Camberley Mount, Bradford. 

Both had suffered serious injuries – with the man’s injuries deemed to be life-threatening at the time.

Following his arrest he was charged with further offences and remanded in custody.

Dublin-born McNally was released from prison last year after serving part of a 13-year sentence for shooting a nightclub bouncer, after he was refused entry to the premises in the city.

He must now serve a minimum of 10 years before he can be considered for release.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Sergeant Tom Levitt, of Bradford District CID, said: “McNally inflicted serious injuries on his victims and then attempted to return to Ireland to try and evade capture.

“I would like to thank them for assisting our investigation and hope today’s outcome will give them some closure.  

“He is clearly a very dangerous man and the public should feel safer with him being back behind bars.”

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