Murderer given further sentence for escape from prison

A prisoner who escaped from a North Worcestershire prison last October has been given a further six-month sentence to run alongside the life term he is already serving.

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Police praise two officers who caught escaped prisoner

During the nine days or so that Giles was missing there was a great deal of concern in the community, particularly in North Worcestershire where the prison is and in Warwickshire where most of the sightings were.

We are extremely grateful to members of the public who rang in with sightings and for the hard work and commitment of the officers from West Mercia, Warwickshire and neighbouring forces.

In particular praise needs to go to the two officers who caught Giles and this case is an excellent example of the valued contribution that Specials make. An off-duty Police Community Support Officer who cycled in from home to join the search after a member of the public knocked on his door also deserves to be singled out for his dedication to duty.

– Detective Inspector Stephen Tonks of West Mercia Police

Prisoner given further sentence for escape from HMP Hewell

Alan Giles Credit: West Mercia Police

A prisoner who escaped from a North Worcestershire prison last October has been given a further six-month sentence to run alongside the life term he is already serving.

The escape of 56-year-old Alan Giles from HMP Hewell sparked a large police hunt. He was arrested in Alcester on November 6.

Giles admitted escaping from lawful custody and was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court.

Giles absconded from prison while serving two life sentences for the 1995 kidnap and murder of 16-year-old Quinton student Kevin Ricketts. He was jailed in 1997.

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