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22-year-old man arrested after Everton shooting in April

22-year-old man arrested in connection with shooting of Mark Hillman in April Credit: Merseyside Police

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Mark Hillman in Everton on 27th April 2016, have arrested a 22-year-old man, from Kirkby, on suspicion of murder.

The man has been taken into custody where he will be questioned by detectives from Merseyside Police's Matrix Serious Organised Crime unit.


Police appeal for information about car suspectedly used in attack

Police believe the house was mistakenly targeted in the attack. Credit: Google Maps

Police investigating a shooting through the window of a house in Speke, on Boxing Day, are appealing for information about a car they think could have been used by the offenders.

The stolen black Volvo XC90, was found burnt out less than a quarter of a mile away from the scene on Harefield Road.

The car's registration is KO16 LMV.

Three people who were injured in the shooting have now been released from hospital.

Police believe the house was mistakenly targeted in the attack.

The burned out Volvo was found in Rycot Road, Speke at 4.49am on 27 December. The car had been stolen from Ilchester Road in Wallasey on 13 December. We want to know where that car has been since it was stolen and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in Ilchester Road on 13 December around 8.45pm, or who has seen the car in the last two weeks to come forward, information in relation to this Volvo could be vital to our inquiries.

I would also like to appeal to anyone who saw the car being abandoned in Rycot Road to contact us.

High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the Speke area to reassure the local community and officers will also be visiting the addresses of those believed to be involved in serious and organised crime in the area. We would appeal to anyone in the community who has any information in relation to those responsible for this cowardly attack on a family home to come forward. We need to get these people off our streets. We will never tolerate the use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside.

– Superintendent Mark Morgan, Merseyside Police

Police are urging anyone who lknows where guns are being stored, or who has any information about who is involved in gun crime to call detectives on the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

WATCH: Investigation continues after man shot dead near Bolton

A murder investigation is underway after a man died from gunshot wounds in Westhoughton, near Bolton.

Michael Blake, 28, had been shot in the legs and in the back of the head. He died in hospital on Friday morning.

  • Granada Reports' Adam McClean sent this report from the scene:


Murder investigation after man shot in Liverpool

Police believe it was a targeted attack. Credit: ITV News

Merseyside Police has launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally shot in Aigburth.

Police were called to Southwood Road at around 10.20pm on Monday night, October 24, after they received reports of gunshots and a man lying in the street.

Emergency services discovered a man in his 30s at the scene with gunshot wounds to his head, thigh and buttock. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Southwood Road and Bryanston Road have been cordoned off as detectives carry out CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries. Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure residents in the community.

Our enquiries are clearly at a very early stage, although it does appear that this was a targeted incident.

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, to call us so we can find those responsible and put them before the courts.

We will not tolerate the use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside and are relentless in our efforts to bring those who are prepared to use them to justice.

– Superintendent Jonathon Davies, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information is urged to call the specialist Matrix gun crime team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Investigation launched after man shot in Manchester

A man in his twenties was shot on Rochdale Road Credit: ITV Granada

Police are investigating after a man was shot in Manchester.

Detectives were called to a takeaway in Harpurhey, just after 11pm on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the takeaway on Rochdale Road late on Sunday night. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man, 27, was taken to hospital with a gun shot wounds. He remains in a critical condition.

Residents nearby said they heard two loud bangs before the sound of a car screeching and speeding away from the scene.

Harpurhey councillor Pat Karney, who met with police early on Monday morning, said he was ‘shocked and horrified’ by the incident.

He said police told him they believe it was a ‘targeted attack’ and that those involved knew each other.

The man is believed to have been shot from outside the takeaway through the window. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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