Paul Morson murder inquiry: Three men bailed

Three men arrested on suspicion of the kidnap and murder of a man from Merseyside have been released on bail.

Paul Morson, 31, was last seen on 8 June in the Huyton area of Knowsley.

Two 33-year-old men, one from Huyton and the second of Knotty Ash, were arrested on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

A 59-year-old man from the Whiston area was also arrested in London on Tuesday evening. They have been bailed pending further inquiries, added police.

Detectives launched a missing person inquiry when Mr Morson's disappearance was reported by his family.

'Serious harm'

A Renault Kangoo van he had borrowed from a friend was found abandoned on the A50 in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, on 21 June.

Det Ch Insp Dave Brunskill from Merseyside Police said: "Following a long and complex investigation into Paul's disappearance I can now confirm that we suspect he may have been murdered.

"His disappearance in June was so out of character and unusual and despite extensive inquiries, he has not yet been traced.

"There is no evidence of Paul contacting friends, family or acquaintances in the past four months or being seen either in Merseyside or elsewhere."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police.

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