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Rhys Jones killer's helper hands himself in over alleged licence breach

A man jailed for helping the gunman who murdered Liverpool schoolboy Rhys Jones has handed himself in to police for allegedly breaching his licence.

Melvin Coy was released on licence in 2011 having served half of his sentence for assisting an offender after the 11-year-old was shot in Croxteth in 2007.

Coy was jailed for seven years for helping to destroy evidence.

Police said Coy, 31, was wanted on prison recall for allegedly committing further offences and poor behaviour.

Police said he "presented himself at a police station in Merseyside".

Rhys was shot dead by Sean Mercer outside the Fir Tree pub in August 2007 as the schoolboy walked back to his home from football practice.

Mercer, then aged 16, was shooting at members of the rival Norris Green gang when one of the bullets hit Rhys in the neck.

Mercer was jailed for life in 2008 and told he would serve a minimum of 22 years.

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