Life parolee recalled to prison

Convicted murderer Dean Raymond Purdy has been remanded in custody on charges of breaching his life parole and possession of cannabis, after two weeks on the run from police.

He was arrested in the Main North Road, Christchurch, on Thursday night, and appeared by video-link in the Christchurch District Court today.

Police said the arrest of 54-year-old Purdy took place without incident.

Judge Stephen O’Driscoll remanded Purdy to June 1, for an appearance by video-link from the prison where he has now been recalled to serve more of his life sentence.


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