Renewed appeal over 2003 West Kirby shooting

Peter Singleton
Image caption Peter Singleton was shot in front of his girlfriend and their three-year-old son

Police are re-appealing for information about the killer of a father from Wirral who was shot in front of his girlfriend and son eight years ago.

Peter Singleton, 26, was killed in "targeted" shooting by a masked gunman on Column Road, West Kirby, on 27 March 2003. He died in hospital.

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

Detectives want to trace the movements of a white Vauxhall Astra van used by the gunman and his accomplice.

The van, which had false registration plates with the number KP52 XGD, was seen to speed off along Grange Cross Lane after the shooting and was later found burned out in Carr Lane, Moreton.

Two "young-looking" men wearing dark clothes were seen going from Carr Lane onto Westry Close before running off towards Millhouse Lane.

Mr Singleton was targeted as he stood with his girlfriend and their three-year-old son just after 1730 GMT.

Det Supt Ian Mulcahey, of Merseyside police, said: "We know that Peter was specifically targeted by whoever shot him, and we still, eight years on, need the assistance of the public.

"Eight years on, people may have moved from the area or may be in a different situation from then and now feel in a position to talk to the police.

"If this is you, I would urge you to come forward, you could provide vital answers that we so want to give to Mr Singleton's family."

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