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£20,000 reward for information about teenager's death

Kevin Parle wanted by police Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is offering £20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kevin Parle - 10 years after the murder of a teenager in Liverpool. Liam Kelly, 16, was shot in Grafton Street in Dingle in the early hours of Saturday 19th June, 2004.

A friend drove him there at 2am to meet an associate. He was shot as he got out of the silver Vauxhall Astra near Draycott Street. Liam died from a gunshot wound to his chest. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Officers believe Liam was approached by two men from different directions who were both armed. Several people, including Kevin Parle, were arrested in connection with the murder. Parle was questioned and released. He failed to answer bail and a warrant was later issued for his arrest.

Liam Kelly Credit: Merseyside Police

Three people have been convicted for the murder and sent to prison. Kevin, is also known as Joseph Kenneth Parle is known to have links to Torrevieja in Spain's Costa Blanca but could be in another country.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Hesketh, said: "Liam's family have suffered greatly. They need to see Kevin Parle in court to face justice. Liam was just 16 when he was shot. He had a whole life ahead of him.

"In the past decade, loyalties may have changed. People may have left their criminal lifestyle behind, turned a corner, started a family, matured. "Liam Kelly was denied that opportunity by the people who murdered him. If you know where Kevin Parle is, do the right thing call us".

Mary Kelly, Liam's mother, said: "Liam's murder has had a devastating effect upon the family. It has destroyed my life. "We just want Kevin Parle brought to justice so I am pleading with anyone who knows where Kevin Parle is to come forward and help us to bring this nightmare to an end."

If you can help call Merseyside Police's MSOC major crime team on 0151 777 8617, 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.