Recovered Gun Revealed As Murder Weapon

A gun recovered from a canal on Merseyside has been identified as the weapon used in an unsolved murder committed in Liverpool last December.

Police have confirmed that the weapon, which was found by a walker along with stolen mobile phones and jewellery next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Melling in June, was used to murder Jamie Stark on 2 December 2012.

Mr Stark was shot several times outside his home by a lone male, who then escaped across nearby fields.

It is understood that the crime is believed to have criminal gang connections and the find has been described as an "important development in the investigation".


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