Escaped murderer located by police
AN on-the-run murderer who absconded from prison last week has been found by police.
Alan Giles, 56, formerly from Quinton, near Birmingham, walked out of an open section of HMP Hewell in Worcestershire on October 28 while serving life for the 1995 murder of a 16-year-old student.
West Mercia Police said he was found in the Gunnings Road area of Alcester after a call from a member of the public who believed they had spotted him at just after 6pm.
A spokesman said police flooded the area with officers, and although the murderer initially ran off, he was quickly apprehended and taken into custody in Redditch.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Judge said: "We are very pleased to have tracked down Mr Giles as the search for him has taken up an enormous amount of our time and resources over the past ten days.
"As we always suspected, a tip-off from a member of the public was key to us bringing Mr Giles back into custody tonight and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who has come forward with information to help our investigation.
"We have been really impressed by the amount of information that has come in and how keen people have been to help us with our inquiries."