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Murder investigation after man killed in Prescot

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

A murder investigation is underway after a man was killed in Merseyside.

The 29 year old man became involved in an argument with a group of people with a motorbike on Market Place in Prescot in the early hours.

He was stabbed in the neck and despite efforts to save him by his friends and passersby he died later in hospital.

Armed officers were called to the scene and detectives are now working to identify the gang.

This was a horrific and senseless attack on a young man who had been walking home from a night out in a local pub with his friends. He has become involved in some sort of argument with the rider or riders of a motorbike which was on a pedestrianised area of Market Place. Tragically, during this dispute a weapon has been used and the victim has been stabbed once resulting in catastrophic injuries. Police officers, paramedics and by-standers have done everything they could to save his life and he was rushed to hospital but sadly he has passed away despite the efforts of medics. His family have been informed and are understandably devastated and we are providing whatever support we can to them at this awful time.”

We have now launched a major investigation involving specialist officers and staff around the force to do everything in our power to catch the person or people responsible. We will not stop until we catch them and I am calling on the public to help us bring this man’s killer or killers to justice. I need to hear from anyone who can help us identify the people on board a large, green, scrambler-style motorbike that was seen in the Prescot area at the time of this incident.

Can you tell us where this vehicle was being ridden earlier in the evening? Can you tell us where it went to after the murder? Can you tell us where a bike like this may be now and who it belongs to? If you know anything at all that could help us in this murder investigation, please do the right thing and come forward. You can or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

The people responsible for this need to know that we will not stop until we have caught them. They should search their consciences and think about what they have done and hand themselves in now as we will catch them in the end.

ENDS

– Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke, Merseyside Police