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Internet appeal to catch killers
Jessie James
Jessie would help anyone, said his mother
Detectives trying to catch the killers of murdered schoolboy Jessie James have posted an appeal on the video-sharing website, YouTube.

Jessie, 15, was shot near Broadfield Park in Moss Side, Manchester, on Saturday, 9 September.

The internet site, which is popular with teenagers, is carrying a message from Jessie's mother Barbara Reid and sister Rosemary.

Earlier this week rappers Public Enemy visited the site of Jessie's shooting.

In an online tribute, Barbara Reid said her "happy, God-fearing" son was well respected in the neighbourhood and was always willing to help anyone.

Come forward and hand yourself in - can you live with this?
Jessie's sister, Rosemary

"He would cut gardens for people and clean windows and go on errands - anybody would call him and he would go to assist," she said.

His sister Rosemary appealed to his killers: "Come forward and hand yourself in - can you live with this?

"If you know who is responsible, can you live with this?"

On Thursday hip hop legends Public Enemy - in Manchester for a gig - appealed to local youths not to get caught up in city's gang and gun culture.

Jessie's mother and sister make their appeal on YouTube

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