Page last updated at 08:35 GMT, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 09:35 UK

Callers name same murder suspect

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

A television appeal for information about the murder of a Liverpool father-of-four prompted a number of people to name the same suspect.

James Stanton, 58, of Thornton, was killed by men who burst into Aintree Commercial Vehicles in July 2006.

A reward of up to 20,000 has been offered to anyone who supplies information leading to the prosecution of those linked to the death.

Police said there had been a good response to the appeal on Crimewatch.

Stolen car

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said about 10 people had called in response to the programme on Thursday, and some had named the same person.

Mr Stanton was attacked at his business premises by two men who then drove off in a stolen blue Toyota Avensis car.

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.

New CCTV images of the suspects were released by police on Thursday in the hope that someone will come forward with information.


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