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Appeal on second anniversary of death of Eddie Pybis

Anyone with information on the death of Eddie Pybis is urged to contact Crimestoppers Photo: Merseyside Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man from Norris Green are appealing for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of his killers to come forward as the second anniversary of his death approaches.

Eddie Pybis, aged 20, was shot on 3 January 2011 when he was a front seat passenger in a silver Volvo travelling along Utting Avenue in Anfield.

He died from his injuries six days later in hospital.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything that could help them with their inquiries to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Clark, who is leading the investigation, said:

"On the second anniversary since Eddie was shot, our thoughts remain with his family and the daily struggle they endure as they come to terms with their loss.

"Although nothing can bring Eddie back we hope to bring his killers to justice and we need members of the community to help us by taking a stand against this cold-blooded crime.

"I appeal to anyone with information to come forward either directly to the team of dedicated officers or anonymously through Crimestoppers. No matter how small the piece of information is, it may be essential in identifying those responsible.”

"We will always respond to fresh information and remain committed to bringing the offenders to justice and in turn bring some comfort to Eddie's family."

The investigation team continue to appeal to anyone with information about the movements of a black BMW 7 series, registration number DX57 UHU, that they believe was used by those who shot Eddie. The car was stolen from the Knutsford area on 2 December 2010 and was spotted driving erratically in the area shortly before the incident. It was later found burned out in Bellefield Avenue, West Derby, hours after the shooting.

Officers have also previously appealed for information about an incident that happened earlier in the day at around 1.30pm on 3 January in Larkhill Close and involved a silver Ford Focus with a registration plate NH57 HKX and a dark coloured saloon car. Detectives are keen to trace two men who were travelling in the saloon car who were involved in an altercation with the occupants of the Ford Focus. Both cars drove off at speed along Larkhill Lane towards Townsend Lane. It is believed that Eddie was the front seat passenger in the Ford Focus at the time of the incident.

Seven men have been arrested in connection with the murder, but to date, no charges have been made.

Eddie leaves behind his mum Mary, dad Edward, his two sisters Kirsty and Megan and his three young nephews.

Anyone who can help the police with their investigation can contact the Eddie Pybis murder investigation team on 0151 777 8676, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.