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Appeal for five men linked to Merseyside gun crime

Information is being sought on five men linked to gun crime in Merseyside by Crimestoppers. The charity received thousands of tip offs last year which saw over 30 guns seized in Merseyside.

James HOGAN, Vincent MCNAMEE, Daniel LEWIS, Daniel GALLAGHER, Anthony ROWSON
  • James Hogan, 33 who is originally from the Everton area. Police believe he could have information that could assist in relation to a firearms investigation in Anfield.
  • Vincent McNamee, 49, is originally from Anfield and is believed to have information which could assist in relation to a firearms investigation in north Liverpool.
  • 25-year-old Daniel Gallagher. His last known address was in the Speke area and he is known to have links to Tuebrook and the Rocky Lane/West Derby Road area of Liverpool.
  • Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Lewis is originally from Bootle, and he is believed to have information on a gun discharge incident in the area.
  • Anthony Junior Rowson, 25, from Kirkby, is also wanted for questioning in relation to a firearms offence.

“We know that gun crime can be scary, but the purpose of this appeal is not to alarm – contacting Crimestoppers is a way of helping to keep your community safe."

– Gary Murray, Crimestoppers

The charity provides the 100% anonymous 0800 555 111 phone number and online form, enabling the public to give information without ever having to speak to the police or go to court.

See a list of the Crimestoppers most wanted here.

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Family of murdered Liverpool teenager appeal for information

Yusuf Sonko, shot on a street in Toxteth Credit: Merseyside Police
Kajdijah Sonko, Yusuf's mother Credit: Merseyside Police

Yusuf Sonko was shot in the head on a street in Toxteth 3 weeks ago.

His family say life without him is unbearable.

Yusuf Sonko died in a hail of bullets as he was stood with a group of friends on Tagus Street in Toxteth.

The talented A-level student was just days away from sitting his final exam and hoped to go on to university to study business.

Two males, aged 17 and 21, have been questioned on suspicion of murder and released pending further investigation into the killing, which happened at around 8.30pm on June 2.

His mother Kajdijah Sonko, 44, who works for a homeless charity, told how she rushed to the hospital bedside after her son was shot.

She said: "I held his hand. I kissed him. I said 'who did that to you, Yusuf?'

"That person took a family's life away. He was a humble boy, and now he has gone just like that.

Credit: ITV Granada

A community anti-gun crime march is planned in Toxteth on Saturday.

Police on Merseyside are already dealing with two recent murder inquiries, but have not linked any of the crimes.

The battered body of Joseph McKeever, 54, was found inside a burnt-out car in Everton, Liverpool, on June 15 after firefighters put out the blaze.

He had also suffered a severe head injury.

Three days later Paul Millea, 36, from the Garston area of Liverpool, was stabbed to death.

A 25-year-old man from the West Derby area has been arrested on suspicion of the murder.

Anyone with information over Yusuf's death is asked to call Merseyside Police's gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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