Gun killing: Reward of £10k in Peter Singleton 2003 case

Peter Singleton
Image caption Mr Singleton was shot in the head and stomach by a masked gunman

A £10,000 reward has been put forward for information on the murder of a 26-year-old Merseyside man ten years ago.

Peter Singleton was shot by a masked gunman in front of his girlfriend and their three-year-old son on Column Road, West Kirby on 27 March 2003.

The investigation has taken officers to Scotland, Manchester and Kent.

Police are still trying to trace the gunman, his accomplice and the origin of a white Vauxhall Astra van used by them to flee the scene.

'Cold blood'

Mr Singleton was shot in the head and stomach and died later in hospital.

The van, which had false registration plates and a green band around the edge, sped off along Grange Cross Lane and was found burnt-out a short while later in Carr Lane, Moreton.

The two men were described as "young looking" and were wearing dark clothes.

They were seen entering Westry Close from the footpath, which leads from Carr Lane, and ran off towards Millhouse Lane.

Merseyside Police are offering the £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mr Singleton's murder.

Det Supt Ian Kemble, said: "It is 10 years since Peter Singleton was murdered in cold blood in front of his partner and young child and I am appealing to anyone who has information to come forward so that those responsible can be brought to justice.

"People may have moved from the area or those involved may have different allegiances and now feel able to speak to the police about what happened on that night."

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