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Huyton shop worker stabbing: Drivers may hold clues

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Image caption The man fatally stabbed in the shop was originally from Sri Lanka

The drivers of two vehicles in Merseyside may hold vital clues to help solve the murder of a 30-year-old Sri Lankan shop worker, say police.

The man died after being stabbed in the neck while working at Stanley News on Kingsway in Huyton at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Officers are urging the drivers who may have seen the offender leave the scene of the murder to come forward.

They are particularly keen to trace the driver of a white Ford Transit van.

It was seen travelling in the direction of Rupert Road at the time of the crime.

They would also like to talk to the driver of a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra seen driving out of Crosswood Crescent and turning left into Kingsway at the same time.

The car drove past the shop, stopped and reversed back stopping outside the scene.

Det Supt Ian Kemble, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "They may feel that they have not seen anything significant, but I would urge them to let us make that decision.

"They could hold information that proves vital to us finding the person responsible and putting them before the courts."

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