Stephen Lloyd murder police hunt for white van

Stephen Lloyd
Image caption Stephen Lloyd was shot dead while he was sitting in his van

Detectives investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead on Merseyside six years ago are trying to trace a white van used by the offenders.

Stephen Lloyd, 25, was shot in his van on an industrial estate in Bootle at about 17:10 BST on 13 July 2006.

During investigations 12 men have been arrested but nobody has been charged.

Police said the white Transit van, registration M184 RKJ, was sold by its last official owner at the end of June 2006 to a number of men in Bootle.

They believe that following the sale the van may have been kept in a warehouse or garage in the Sefton Street area of the city before being driven to Redfern Street about an hour before the shooting.

Immediately after the shooting the van was driven to an underpass in Bedford Road, Bootle.

Men were then seen running away from the vehicle before getting into a white Volvo on Kings Road.

Det Supt Ian Kemble said "I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this van and its whereabouts, between the end of June 2006 and the murder just two weeks later, as information they may have could be crucial to our investigation.

"I would also appeal to anyone who may have been in the Bedford Road area of Bootle on the night of the murder, or Bedford Road/Kings Road who may have seen the van being abandoned as they could have descriptions of the offenders."

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