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Violent Murderer Who Allegedly Cut Off Own Tracking Device Recaptured In Inner-Sydney

Police have re-arrested a violent double murderer who allegedly removed his electronic monitoring anklet while on parole in inner Sydney.

Damien Anthony Peters, 50, is back in police custody after almost 24 hours on the run.

Police allege he removed his tracking device after leaving the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick, near Kensington, about 4.15pm on Sunday.

Plain clothes officers spotted Peters on Church Street in Petersham just before 5pm on Monday.

Police from Surry Hills and Redfern along with the dog unit moved in to arrest the man "without incident".

Image: Peters was arrested on Monday afternoon. Image: NSW Police

Peters pleaded guilty to murdering and dismembering two of his male lovers in his Surry Hills flat in 2001.

He was jailed for 21 years in 2002, with a non-parole period of 13 years.

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Peters was taken to Newtown Police Station following his arrest on Monday where inquiries are continuing. 

Featured image: NSW Police