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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.

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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. Credit: West Mercia Police

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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