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10k reward to find killers of Liverpool man

Merseyside Police is renewing their offer of a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the identification and prosecution of the killers of a Liverpool man on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Daniel Keatinge, 25, from Higher Lane, Fazakerley, was murdered on Formosa Road, Fazakerley, on Friday, 30 January 2009.

Officers were called around 7.30pm following reports of a shooting. When they arrived they found Daniel Keatinge suffering from gunshot wounds.

Paramedics attended the scene and the victim was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

The offender ran away from the scene in the direction of Eagle Dene, Fazakerley, on a footpath leading off Formosa Road. He is described as white, between 16 and 20, and was wearing dark clothing, and a black Lowe Alpine hat, it is believed his face may also have been covered.

Detective Superintendent Dave Brunskill, from the Force's Matrix Serious Organised Crime wing, said: "It has now been five years since Mr Keatinge was murdered and I am taking this opportunity appeal once again to the community for their help with the investigation.

"I would like to appeal to those who were in the area at the time to come forward with any information. We are particularly interesting in speaking to anyone who saw a silver car in the area around the time of the murder to come forward. If you were driving a silver car in the area around that time we would also ask you to come forward so that we can eliminate you from our inquiries.

"Someone knows who is responsible for callous act, which has left a family devastated, it's not too late to search your conscience and come forward now. We firmly believe that the answers lie within the local community and we continue to offer a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest, charge and conviction of someone in relation to this matter.

"I would hope that the passing of time will enable people to search their consciences and find the courage to come forward to tell us what they know. We understand that people are sometimes reluctant to come forward in the aftermath of such a serious crime as this. Anyone with information can speak to us anonymously and in the strictest confidence if need be.

"Five years on, people may have moved from the area or may be in a different situation from then and now feel in a position to talk to the police. If this is you, I would urge you to come forward, you could provide vital answers that we want give to Mr Keatinge’s family.

"We will ensure that any new evidence or information is closely investigated by officers and could help us make significant progress and help us find justice for Daniel’s friends and family."