Police Still Searching For Child Killer

A convicted child killer is still on the run after absconding from HMP Hewell in Worcestershire on Monday.

Police are continuing to search for 56-year-old Alan John Giles who fled from an "open" section of the prison in Redditch.

Giles was jailed in 1997 for the murder of 16-year-old Kevin Ricketts in 1995.

Appealing for the public's help, West Mercia Police said: "We have a dedicated investigation team working expeditiously to locate and apprehend Giles and to that end we are also liaising with our colleagues in West Midlands police and in the Prison Service.

"We have information that gives us concern for his welfare and it is important that we trace him as soon as possible."

Giles, who has had recent contact with family in the West Midlands, is described as white, 1.75m (5ft 9in), and of proportionate build with short grey hair and blue eyes.

He has tattoos of an eagle on his back and a swallow, shark and flower on his left arm.

It is believed Giles is wearing a grey Rockport sweater, blue jeans and white Asics trainers.


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