1. ITV Report

Reward to find Wirral man's killer

Detectives investigating the murder of Peter Singleton 10 years ago are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death.

The 26-year-old father of one was shot by a masked gunman just after 7.30pm on 27 March 2003, as he stood with his girlfriend and their three-year-old son on Column Road, West Kirby.

He suffered injuries to his head and stomach and was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital where he later died.

Peter Singleton Credit: Merseyside Police/PA Wire

The investigation into Peter's death is continuing and during the inquiry officers have travelled to Scotland, Manchester, the North East and Kent as part of their investigations. Officers are continuing to appeal for the public's help to gather more information about a white Vauxhall Astra van which officers believe was used in the murder, and to trace the two men seen leaving the scene.

The movements of the white Vauxhall Astra van used by the offenders to travel to and from the scene of the shooting in Column Road remains a key line of enquiry. After the incident the van sped off along Grange Cross Lane and was found burnt-out a short while later in Carr Lane, Moreton.

Two men of "youthful appearance" wearing dark clothes were seen entering Westry Close from the footpath, which leads from Carr Lane, and they ran off towards Millhouse Lane.

Detective Superintendent Ian Kemble, said:

"It is 10 years since Peter Singleton was murdered in cold blood in front of his partner and young child and I am appealing to anyone who have information to come forward so that those responsible can be brought to justice.

Ten years on, people may have moved from the area or those involved may have different allegiances and now feel able to speak to the police about what happened on that night. If you do have information I would urge you to come forward, you could have vital information which may help us to bring some closure to Peter Singleton's family."

– Detective Superintendent Ian Kemble

Anyone who thinks they can help should contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 8660, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."