BBC Appeal Delivers Fresh Witness in Rhys Jones Case

A potential new witness has come forward in the Rhys Jones murder case, following a fresh appeal on BBC One's 'Crimewatch' show on Monday night.

The man said that he was in the car park of the Fir Tree pub in Croxteth in Liverpool when the 11-year-old was shot on August 22.

The man came forward after a renewed appeal and reconstruction of the shooting featured on 'Crimewatch', the second time the case has featured on the show.

The first appeal resulted in 30 calls, with 12 callers naming the same individual as the gunman.

Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, but no one has yet been charged. The murder weapon is still missing.

Meanwhile, the name of a teenage suspect in the case has been posted on video website YouTube. Police are trying to have the name removed from the site.

Merseyside Police are also appealing for two other potential witnesses to come forward - a woman who was driving a red car in the area at the time of the murder and a teenage boy who was spotted on a silver BMX bike at the murder scene and also at a vigil for Rhys, held at Croxteth Country Park on September 2. He is thought to be aged around 13 or 14, had fair hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and grey trousers.


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