The Sue Ryder charity has confirmed that Alan Giles, who absconded from HMP Hewell this week, near Redditch, was a volunteer at two Warwickshire charity shops.
He was serving two life sentences for the kidnap and murder of 16 year old Quinton student Kevin Ricketts in 1995.
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