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Halton McCollin: Father's appeal over son's murder

Halton McCollin
Image caption Halton McCollin died three days after being shot in the head

The father of a man who was shot in a takeaway in Greater Manchester five years ago has renewed an appeal to catch his killers.

Halton McCollin, 20, died on 22 January 2008, three days after he was shot in the head in the China Garden in Stretford.

Halton McCollin Senior said his son was a "respectful, decent young lad".

A £50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to a conviction, police said.

Mr McCollin said: "Things like this do affect all of us, it could have been anyone else's loved one."

He asked for anyone with information to "do the right thing and come forward".

Det Ch Insp Pete Jackson said: "I firmly believe that there will be people out there who know who is responsible for Halton's murder.

"Five years is a long time and people's circumstances change.

"Those who know something and did not want to talk to us before may have had a change of heart and I would urge those people to come forward."

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