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Fresh plea over Jack Doyle murder in Greenock

Jack Doyle - pic from Strathclyde Police
Image caption Jack Doyle's body was found behind houses in Greenock

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Greenock in Inverclyde have made a fresh appeal for information.

The body of Jack Doyle, 17, was found at the rear of houses on Hope Street near Antigua Street at about 09:45 on 3 January.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from a man who called them anonymously several times from a public phone box.

Jack was the nephew of Elaine Doyle, who was strangled in Greenock in 1986.

Det Ch Insp Duncan Sloan of Greenock CID said: "As it is now almost two months to the day since Jack was murdered, I am re-appealing to the public for their help in tracing the people responsible for his death.

"In particular, I would ask that the man who contacted us on several occasions from a public telephone box in the central area of Greenock to please get in touch with us again.

"I would like to reassure him again that any information he passes to us will be treated in complete confidence."

Following his death, Jack's family released a statement describing him as "a very loving and caring son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend".

Jack's aunt, Elaine Doyle, was murdered as she made her way home from a disco in Greenock, 25 years ago.

The unsolved crime was the subject of an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last year.

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