Convicted double murderer caught after 'cutting off his ankle tracker'

A double murderer who dismembered his victims’ bodies has been caught on a Sydney street 24 hours after allegedly cutting off his ankle bracelet and skipping parole.

Damien Anthony Peters, 50, was arrested by officers with the help of the dog squad in Sydney’s inner west late on Monday afternoon.

He was spotted by plainclothes officers walking along the street and was arrested without incident in Church Street at Petersham.

Damien Peters, 50, who killed two people, is in police custody after he allegedly cut off his ankle bracelet. Pictured right is Prince Of Wales Hospital where he had been treated. Source: NSW Police/ AAP

Peters – who was wearing black jeans and runners along with a white tank top which showed off a tattoo of a snake wrapped around a panther on his right arm – is accused of breaching his parole conditions.

On Sunday, Peters was transported from his parole accommodation to Prince of Wales Hospital, in Sydney’s east, after other residents became concerned for his welfare.

After being treated at the hospital during the afternoon he was free to leave and, at some point, removed his ankle monitor, police say.

A 50-year-old man arrested this afternoon accused of breaching parole. Source: NSW Police

Detective Superintendent Rohan Cramsie said the bracelet, which was found in nearby Kensington, was made of “robust” material and a knife may have been used to cut it off.

Police have not laid any charges.

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