Fresh Appeal Over Rhys Jones Murder

Detectives investigating the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Merseyside last month have made another appeal for two witnesses to contact them.

The first person police wish to trace is a man who called police around 11:10pm on the night of the murder - August 22. Police believe that he has information, which could prove vital to the investigation.

Officers also wish to speak to a woman who was driving a red car along Fir Tree Drive North around 7:35pm on the night of the murder. It is believed that there was a child of about three years of age in a child safety seat in the back of the car.

A teenager on a bike shot Rhys in the neck as he played football with friends in the car park of the Fir Tree pub in Croxteth, Liverpool.

Police are also keen to speak to anyone who was at the pub between 7pm and 8pm on the night of the murder who may not yet have come forward.

Officers are also still examining CCTV footage, which was filmed on the night of the murder.

Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly said: "This is a fast-paced investigation and many people have already come forward, but I am particularly interested in talking to the gentleman who rang in on the night of Rhys' murder and the lady who was in the red car.

"I believe that they could both have information which could help move the inquiry forward and we need to speak to them directly and I would urge them to contact the Major Incident Room on: 0151 777 8722.

Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with Rhys' murder. Twelve have been released on police bail, while another five have been released without charge and are now being treated as witnesses.


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