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TV appeal over father's killing

James Stanton
A reward of up to 20,000 is being offered for information

An appeal over the murder of a 58-year-old father of four is to feature on the BBC Crimewatch programme.

James Stanton, of Thornton, Liverpool, was shot at his business, Aintree Commercial Vehicles, opposite the racecourse, on 24 July 2006.

He was attacked by two men who then drove off in a blue Toyota Avensis car which had earlier been stolen.

Police have released new CCTV images of his attackers in the hope that someone will come forward with information.

Officers are offering a reward of up to £20,000 to anyone who supplies information leading to the prosecution of anyone linked to the death.

Crimestoppers has added a further £1,000 to this reward.

New CCTV from Merseyside Police
Police have released new CCTV images of the attackers

Det Ch Insp Dave Brunskill said: "Mr Stanton's family are devastated by their loss and cannot rest until those responsible for his death are brought to justice.

"This incident, which we believe was a targeted attack on the premises, happened on a busy route out of the city centre, at 6pm during the rush hour.

"There will have been plenty of people in the area at the time, both pedestrians and motorists."

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the blue Avensis before the day of the murder.

The vehicle had been stolen from Sefton Street, Liverpool, on 25 May and was later found burnt out on Blindfoot Road, Rainford.

Detectives are particularly interested in talking to anyone who may have witnessed the car being abandoned in Blindfoot Road, as information they may have could prove vital to the investigation team.



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