Share: Child Killer on the Run

Police are hunting a child killer who is on the run from prison while serving two life sentences for kidnap and murder.

Alan John Giles, 56, fled from an "open" section of HMP Hewell, near Redditch, in Worcestershire, on Monday, West Mercia Police said.

Giles, originally from Oldbury in the West Midlands, was jailed in 1997 at Birmingham Crown Court for murdering 16-year-old Kevin Ricketts in 1995.

At the time of Giles' trial, the body of Kevin, a student from Quinton, near Birmingham, had not been found.

Detective Inspector John Cashion, of 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.

"It should be borne in mind that Giles was in an open part of the prison when he went missing.

"However, we would appeal to anyone who sees him not to approach him, but to contact police immediately on 999.

"Furthermore, we would urge anyone who may be helping him or sheltering him to contact us without delay."

Giles, who has had recent contact with family in the West Midlands, is described as white, 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.

Woman in collision with Bus

A Renault Clio was tonight in a collision with the 57A Hartlepool to Durham Bus service on the A179 close to Hart Village tonight.

The incident caused rush hour tail backs for those travelling in and out of Hartlepool, Hartlepool police attended the scene and directed traffic.

Cleveland Police confirmed "there were no injuries to people on the bus, but an ambulance was sent for the driver of the car. The woman was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees complaining of back pain."

Child struck down by car in Hartlepool

It is believed that a young child has been struck by a car outside the co-op in Stockton Road in Hartlepool.

Teesside Incidents believes that the 5 year old boy was taken to hospital by road ambulance under a police escort.

 

Little Mix pull from TFM Soundworks gig

Little Mix have announced they will not be performing at the new TFM Soundworks Halloween Ball in Middlesbrough.

TFM Soundworks confirmed the news saying "

“Little Mix extend their apologies to their fans that bought tickets, especially those travelling to the area for the occasion.

"This decision was not made lightly but was out of their control.”

TFM Soundworks have offered all fans a full refund the the event going ahead without Little Mix the first 500 tickets will be free and thereafter £5.00 per person.

Sad Day for Teesside Durham Tees Valley

Today Durham Tees Valley airport has confirmed its calling time on chartered flights.

Meaning there not flying passengers from the airport anymore out of United Kingdom.

The plans are announced as the airport reviews its failing business plan.

Don’t make unnecessary 999 calls

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging members of the public not to make unnecessary 999 calls, particularly during periods of industrial action.

We will be providing a reduced emergency response service on Friday 1 November between 6.30pm and 11.00pm and also Monday 4 November between 6.00am and 8.00am, so we are asking for help from our local communities.

Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer at Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “Whilst the industrial action is ongoing, we will still be responding to 999 calls, but we are asking people to take extra care and to only call 999 if they really do need a fire engine.

“Our priority will be to respond to those priority calls where a life may be at risk or someone needs to be rescued. If we respond to non-emergency calls then those most in need could be at risk.

“A non-emergency call could be to someone who is locked outside their house or where debris has fallen in the road. There are other agencies and organisations that can help in this instance.”

“We do find ourselves in an unusual situation where we must prioritise our calls for those who are most in need of our assistance. However, I must emphasise that you should still call 999 in an emergency so that an experienced control room operator can deal with your situation. You must not try and call your local fire station directly.”

To help keep you, your family and your business safe from fire, you can find safety advice and more information on industrial action on our website at www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/action. For weekly reminders to test your smoke alarm and to receive up to date news, follow us on Twitter (@clevelandfb) or Facebook (/clevelandfb).

If you do not have access to the internet and need some fire safety advice, please call us on 01429 872311 during the industrial action.

Pedestrian Killed by Ambulance.

Pedestrian killed in Northumberland ambulance collision

A pedestrian has this evening died following being hit by an ambulance on the A1

The incident occurred southbound near Heggerston at around 7pm.

It is understood the 54 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and Paramedics attended the incident which happened on the A1 between the B6353 and B6525.

the area remains closed and will for some time.

Pedestrian killed by ambulance.

Pedestrian killed in Northumberland ambulance collision

A pedestrian has this evening died following being hit by an ambulance on the A1

The incident occurred southbound near Heggerston at around 7pm.

It is understood the 54 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and Paramedics attended the incident which happened on the A1 between the B6353 and B6525.

the area remains closed and will for some time.

Lorry Driver dies in M25 Fireball

The highways agency and police have confirmed the M25 has reopened following the death of a Lorry Driver in what is being described as the M25 Fireball.

The Lorry driver died following the accident on the M225 on the Hertfordshire/Essex border. The clockwise carriageway has been closed between junction 23 (South Mimms) and junction 25 (Enfield).

Police are in the process of contacting the family of the driver.

David Smith Post Mortem taking place!

The Post mortem examination in to the death of David Smith who failed to appear at court yesterday to face charges of sex offences related to the investigation against Jimmy Savile.

The 66-year-old who was one of the first men to be charged in the investigation to sexual abuse under the investigation Operation Yawtree, was discovered at his address dead yesterday by police after he failed to attend Southwark Crown Court in London.

His trial was due to start yesterday. The judge heading up the case Alistair McCreath ordered the file regarding the case should now be closed, Detective Constable Michael Wallace appeared in court to confrim the body had been identified as the man that was charged with the offences.

Smith was due to appear at Southwark Crown Court following being charged with two counts of indecent assault and a further two charges of indecency with a child and one final charge of buggery, all which related to a 12 year old boy from June 1st and July 21st 1984.