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Police Follow Up Sightings Of Missing Prisoner

Detectives hunting for missing prisoner Alan Giles are following up possible sightings of the 56 year old across the South Warwickshire area.Alan Giles who has absconded from HMP Hewell

Police are pleased with the public’s response to their appeals to find Giles, who left HMP Hewell on Monday morning (28 October).

The search for Giles continues today and officers are visiting caravan sites and making further house to house inquiries to locate him.  

Specialist search teams, including dogs, are being used in the man hunt.

At least one of the positive sightings of Giles was in Inkberrow last night and officers went to the area. They are there again today.  

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Judge said: “We would like to thank the public for their help so far with our investigation. We have had several sightings of Giles in the South Warwickshire area reported to us and we are following up that information.

“It is vital that if anyone spots Giles they do not approach him but call us on 999 or 101 as soon as possible. He is a white man, 5ft 9 inches tall, with short grey hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of an eagle on his back and other tattoos of a flower, shark and swallow on his left arm.

“When Giles left prison he was wearing a grey Rockport sweater, blue jeans and white Asics trainers. 

“Giles could be sleeping rough in woodland or farm buildings and we would appeal to dogwalkers, farmers, gamekeepers and others to keep their eyes peeled and stay alert”.   

Giles was at HMP Hewell, near Redditch, serving two life sentences for the kidnap and murder of 16 year old Quinton student Kevin Ricketts in 1995.  

Anyone who has information for police on Giles’ whereabouts should call CID at Redditch on 999 or 101.          

Issued: Friday 01 November 2013.

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