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Merseyside murder probe detectives seek man with links to Cumbria

Jason Curry

[D]etectives investigating the murder of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko are appealing for a man from Toxteth to come forward as they believe he could have vital information in relation to the murder.

Detectives are appealing for 22-year-old Jason Curry to contact them as they believe that he may have information that could help them with their inquiries.

At around 8.30pm on Friday, 3 June, a report was received from officers on patrol of a man being found injured on Tagus Street, at the back of the shops on Lodge Lane.

When armed officers and the ambulance service arrived at the scene they found 18-year-old Yusuf, who had been shot in the street. Yusuf was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he died a short while later.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Tivendale, said: “We believe that Jason, who also frequents Wrexham in North Wales and Cumbria,may have important information which could help us with our investigation and I would urge him, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, to contact us as soon as possible.”

“I would also appeal to anyone who may have information which could help us find those responsible to contact us, if they haven’t done so already. Anyone with information can speak to us anonymously and in the strictest confidence if need be. Any information provided will be closely investigated by detectives. Your information could help us make significant progress in this investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious is urged to contact our gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or leave information anonymously and for free with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form anonymously: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online

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