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Everton to pay tribute to murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones on tenth anniversary of his death

Rhys Jones was tragically murdered in 2007. Credit: Family photograph

Everton FC will pay a moving tribute to murdered school boy Rhys Jones tonight on the tenth anniversary of his death.

The 11-year-old Everton fan was tragically murdered in 2007 as he made his way home from football practise in Croxteth, Liverpool.

A one-minute applause will be held on the 11th minute of this evening’s Europa League playoff first leg against Hadjuk Split.

Images of the school boy wearing his Everton shirt will appear on the big screens during the applause.

Police in Liverpool no longer searching for Melvin Coy

Police are no longer looking for Melvin Coy, who was jailed for helping the killer of Liverpool schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Merseyside Police made an appeal for his whereabouts after he allegedly breached the conditions of his licence for release from prison.

Coy, 31, was jailed for seven years after being convicted of assisting an offender in the aftermath of Rhys's murder.

Merseyside Police said he handed himself in at a police station earlier today.


Soldiers help complete centre named after Rhys Jones

Soldiers from the 36 Engineer Regiment are in Liverpool are helping to build a new fence around the Rhys Jones Centre today.

Rhys Jones was killed in 2007 Credit: Police / Family photograph

Fencing going all around the building was on the original plans for the centre, but a lack of funding means it was never completed.

The centre was opened last September in memory of Rhys Jones, who was killed by a stray bullet, aged 11, in a shooting in 2007.

His death became symbolic of north Liverpool's gang warfare problem. The community centre named after him helps local youngsters escape poverty and crime.

The opening of the Rhys Jones Centre in Liverpool Credit: Granada Reports
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