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Last Updated: Thursday September 27 2007 12:00 GMT

'Good response' to Rhys TV appeal

Rhys Jones - Merseyside Police/PA Wire

Police investigating the murder of Rhys Jones say they've had loads of help from the public after a new TV appeal.

Twelve people rang in to give the same person's name after seeing CCTV film of a hooded cyclist in a pub car park in Liverpool, near to where Rhys was shot.

Officers were also told where they might find the gun that was used to kill the 11-year-old on 22 August.

It's hoped that all the new information will help police to catch whoever was responsible for Rhys' death.

The TV appeal was televised the night before what would have been his 12th birthday.

So far, Merseyside Police have arrested 17 people in the murder investigation.

All of them have since been released.