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Missing killer Alan Giles: New photo released

  • 4 November 2013
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Alan Giles
Image caption Alan Giles was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court in 1997

A fresh picture of a convicted killer who absconded from prison is being circulated in a bid to capture him.

Alan John Giles, 56, who was in HMP Hewell, Worcestershire, was serving two life sentences for murdering and kidnapping a 16-year-old boy in 1995.

He absconded from an open part of the prison near Redditch last Monday.

Police said they still believed Giles, formerly of Quinton, West Midlands, was probably in the south Warwickshire or south Worcestershire areas.

The West Mercia and Warwickshire forces say Giles may be sleeping rough.

Det Insp Leighton Harding said: "We are very pleased with the public's response so far but we need as many people as possible to see this new photograph and tell us if they spot Giles."

Detectives urged anyone who spots Giles not to approach him but to dial 999.

He was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court in 1997 for the murder and kidnap of student Kevin Ricketts.

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