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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Brian Davis believes his sister Jane would have gone on to great things if her life hadn’t been cut short in the Birmingham pub bombings.
Today's rain will ease overnight to leave many with partly cloudy skies. The winds will strengthen, but it will remain very mild.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across northern areas, rain becoming locally heavy across the Peak District.