Updated appeal following murder in Huyton
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Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Huyton last night, Monday 19 April, are issuing a further appeal to the public for information.
At around 8pm, emergency services were called to Kingsway after reports a man - believed to be in his 20s - had received stab wounds to his chest.
North West Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to hospital where he sadly died.
It is believed that prior to the incident, the victim was riding around the area on a black Ghost bike and may have had an interaction with a group of males and females on Kingsway shortly before 8pm.
Detectives are also keen to speak to two males reportedly seen travelling along Kingsway on pedal bikes at 8.05pm, in the direction of The Swan pub.
Extensive investigations are now ongoing to identify the man as soon as possible and inform his next of kin.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said: "Last night, a young man tragically lost his life and we are doing everything we can to bring the person or people responsible to justice. Work is ongoing to establish the motive and we are keeping an open mind at present, but it is vital that we trace the victim's next of kin as soon as possible to offer them the support they deserve."
"We continue to appeal for the public’s help and I want to appeal directly to anyone who was on Kingsway at the time this incident happened to contact us. If you have CCTV, dashcam or video footage from the Kingsway or Liverpool Road area at around 8pm last night, please do the right thing and come forward - you could help us to make significant progress in our investigation and bring whoever is responsible to justice."
Anyone who would like to upload footage from last night to help with our investigation can use our Major Incident Portal by clicking on 'Merseyside Police' and the 'Kingsway murder Huyton' icon. They can also message us in confidence via the portal: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1004 of 19 April.