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Man bailed over Liverpool stabbing death

Curtis Kinsella
Image caption No-one has ever been charged with the murder of Curtis Kinsella

A man arrested in Scotland over the death of a 21-year-old man who was stabbed outside his Liverpool home has been released on bail.

Curtis Kinsella was stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife while playing with children at his sister's 13th birthday party in Aigburth in September 2004.

A 25-year-old man from Toxteth was arrested in Aberdeen on Thursday and brought to Liverpool for questioning.

Merseyside Police said he had now been released on police bail.

Police arrested five men and a woman from Merseyside, and a man from Aberdeen, on 22 July.

No charges

They have all been released on bail until September.

Nobody has ever been charged over Mr Kinsella's death.

The car mechanic, whose wife Hayley was pregnant at the time, was attacked outside the house in Alwyn Street after being grabbed by four men who pulled up in a silver saloon car.

He staggered inside his house and died in his mother's arms.

About an hour before the stabbing it is believed a larger group of men met in the Aigburth Arms pub - a short distance from the murder scene - and were getting ready to go looking for his brother, Ashley Kinsella.

Police do not believe this was a case of mistaken identity but that some members of the group decided to take revenge on Ashley's brother instead.

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