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Man held over murder at traffic lights in Crosby

Paul Pike
Image caption Paul Pike was sitting in his van when he was shot at traffic lights

A man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a man shot dead at traffic lights on Merseyside.

Paul Pike, 23, from Belle Vale, was in a red van in Crosby Road North, Waterloo, on 5 June when a gunman opened fire from an Audi TT.

Police said a 26-year-old man from Garston was arrested in Holyhead as he prepared to board a ferry.

He will be questioned on suspicion of possessing a firearm and possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Stolen car

Detectives said the man was arrested after a search at a house in Garston and has been taken to a police station on Merseyside for questioning.

Three men have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of murder but so far no charges have been made.

Police had previously said that Mr Pike was known to them.

It is thought the silver Audi TT pulled alongside the red Ford Transit at 2320 BST.

Shots were fired into the van before the car turned and then came back towards the Transit, firing more shots.

The Audi - which had been stolen from Hawarden in North Wales - was found burnt out in Fairfield Street, Waterloo, later.

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