Escaped murderer found

A convicted killer, who escaped from prison while serving two life sentences, has been found by police and arrested.

Alan Giles has been arrested after absconding last week.
Alan Giles has been arrested after absconding last week. Credit: West Mercia Police

Background: Police release recent picture of escaped killer

Alan Giles was jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court in 1997 for the murder and kidnap of 16-year-old student Kevin Ricketts.

The 56-year-old was allowed to leave an "open" section of HMP Hewell near Redditch, Worcestershire, on Monday last week and was arrested this evening after being spotted by a member of the public.

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Escaped murderer charged

Convicted killer Alan Giles, who escaped from prison while serving two life sentences, has been charged with escaping from lawful custody.