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Man arrested over unsolved murder of Liverpool dad

Jamie Starkey

Police are questioning a man over the unsolved murder of Liverpool dad Jamie Starkey.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the Vauxhall area of this city this afternoon.

21 year old Jamie was shot dead outside his home in Fazakerley on December 2012.

No-one has yet been charged over the murder.

Appeal on first anniversary of Liverpool murder

Jamie Starkey was shot in Fazakerley on the 2nd December 2012 Credit: Merseyside Police

Detectives investigating the murder of Jamie Starkey are appealing for information on the first anniversary of his murder.

They say Jamie Starkey was shot by a lone male, in dark clothing, shortly before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December 2012.

The gunman approached Jamie as he was stood by his car outside his home address.

He then shot Jamie and ran off towards the playing fields.

Detectives believe that members of the criminal fraternity could have vital information, which could help them with their investigation.

They also believe that allegiances between those involved in the murder could have changed in the last year and they are appealing to those who were involved to search their consciences and do the right thing by coming to the police.

Detective Chief Inspector Alyson O'Donnell, said: "This was a cold-blooded, calculated shooting and there is no doubt that the offender meant to kill Jamie.

"Jamie's family have been deeply affected by his loss and are trying to face up to another Christmas without their son and brother.

The message is clear, we are determined to find the person, or people, responsible for this. Someone out there knows who did this and can help them find some closure."

She continued: "An extensive and thorough investigation is being carried out by the Force Major Incident Team and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area in the hours prior to the shooting to come forward."

"You may not think that what you saw is important but it could be a vital piece of the jigsaw for our investigation."

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Liverpool murder probe: arrested men released

Merseyside Police say two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jamie Starkey in December last year have been released pending further inquiries.

A 40-year-old man from Everton and a 28-year-old from Everton, were arrested this morning following the execution of four warrants at three addresses in Everton and one in Kirkby.

Jamie Starkey, 21, was shot outside his home on Higher Lane, Fazakerley just before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December, 2012.

Two arrested over Liverpool murder

Merseyside Police say they've arrested two men on suspicion of the murder of Jamie Starkey in December last year.

A 40-year-old man from Everton and a 28-year-old from Everton, were arrested this morning following the execution of four warrants at three addresses in Everton and one in Kirkby.

Jamie Starkey Credit: Merseyside Police

Jamie Starkey, aged 21, was fatally shot outside his home on Higher Lane, Fazakerley just before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December, 2012.

The two men arrested this morning have been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they will be interviewed by detectives.

Fresh appeal over Jamie Starkey murder

Jamie Starkey

Detectives investigating the murder of Jamie Starkey who was shot last December in Liverpool are making a fresh appeal for information.

Officers say gang members could have vital information, and believe that allegiances between those involved could have changed in the 7 months since.

Jamie Starkey was shot by a lone male, in dark clothing, shortly before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December 2012 on Higher Lane in Fazakerly. The gunman approached Jamie as he was stood by his car outside his home address. He then shot Jamie and ran off towards the playing fields.

Detective Alyson O’Donnell, said: "This was a cold-blooded, calculated shooting and there is no doubt that the offender meant to kill Jamie on that night.

"Jamie's family have been deeply affected by his loss. Whatever the motive for this murder is, no-one has the right to kill another human being. The message is clear, we are determined to find the person, or people, responsible for this.

"We still have no clear motive, but believe that Jamie's own involvement in criminality is what lay behind this cold-blooded and callous attack outside the family home. I would urge anyone who knows anything to come forward so that we can find those responsible and put them behind bars.

"Jamie's family are still struggling to come to terms with their loss and someone out there knows who did this and can help them find some closure.