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Merseyside Police statement on Jason Osu murder sentencing

Jason Osu was shot and fatally injured on the driveway of his own home in a manner that afforded him no opportunity to protect or defend himself.

This was a despicable and cowardly attack.

His murder was well planned and was carried out with ruthless efficiency.

This has been a complex and difficult investigation and we are pleased with the verdicts returned by the jury.

"Only these men know why they carried out this murder and their actions have demonstrated how dangerous they are.

"There is no place in our communities for people who commit such violent and horrendous crimes.

Suffice to say the streets of Merseyside are safer this evening with the convictions of Croxton, White and McGovern.

"The sentencing of these men today should bring home to them the enormity of what they have done and the pain and heartache they have caused Jason’s family and friends and our thoughts are with them today.

– Detective Superintendent Mike Shaw, Merseyside Police

Three men jailed for life for murdering Liverpool man

Thomas White Credit: Merseyside Police

Three men have been jailed for life for the murder of a Liverpool man.

Jason Osu was shot dead outside his home in Wavertree in November 2012.

Paul Croxton Credit: Merseyside Police

Thomas White, 29, has been sentenced to 32 years in jail, Paul Croxton, 21, has been jailed for 30 years and George McGovern, 54 has been sentenced to 26 years in jail.

George McGovern Credit: Merseyside Police

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Three charged over Jason Osu murder

Jason Osu

Three people have been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Jason Osu.

Mr Osu, 31, was shot as he was parking his car in his driveway on Beauclair Drive in Wavertree on Monday, 19 November 2012.

He died in hospital a week later as a result of his injuries.

Paul Croxton, 21, of no fixed abode has been charged with the murder conspiracy to commit criminal damage with George McGovern, 54 both from Sefton between 13 March 2013 and 27 March, 2013, and possession of a firearm.

Thomas White, 29, of Sefton, has been charged with murder.

All three will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates Court this morning.

Seventh person arrested on Osu murder

Jason Osu Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police has arrested a 47-year-old man as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of Jason Osu. Mr Osu, 31, was shot as he was parking his car in his driveway on Beauclair Drive in Wavertree on Monday, 19 November 2012.

He died in hospital a week later as a result of his injuries.

The 47-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and remains in police custody at this time.

He is the seventh person to be arrested in connection with the murder.

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Fourth arrest over Jason Osu shooting

Jason Osu Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police investigating the murder of Jason Osu has arrested a fourth person.

The 31 year old was shot as he was parking his car in his driveway on Beauclair Drive in Wavertree on Monday, 19 November.

He died in hospital on Monday, 26 November as a result of his injuries. The man, who is 32, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder last night (Wednesday, January 9). He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Three arrested in Jason Osu murder inquiry

Jason Osu Credit: Merseyside Police

Police investigating the murder of a man, who was shot while sitting in his car outside his Liverpool home, have arrested three people

Jason Osu, 31, suffered multiple gunshot injuries in the attack on his driveway in Beauclair Drive on the evening of November 19.

The amateur pilot was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of November 26, Merseyside Police said.

Police searched six addresses on Merseyside today and arrested a 22-year-old man and two women, aged 24 and 49 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

All three remain in custody.

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