Liverpool

Appeal over 2004 Liverpool doorstep shooting death

  • 28 December 2010
  • From the section Liverpool
Joseph Peloe
Image caption Mr Peloe was given first aid at a police station

Detectives have issued a fresh appeal for information about the killer of a man shot on his doorstep in Liverpool six years ago.

Joseph Peloe was shot at his house on Little Heath Road, Speke, on 28 December 2004.

He managed to stagger to Speke police station, where he was given first aid, but died in Whiston Hospital later.

Police are still trying to trace a man seen talking to Mr Peloe outside his house half an hour before he was shot.

The man is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s and about 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall.

Det Supt Ian Mulcahey, leading the inquiry, said: "Joey would have been 51-years-old this year and should have been celebrating Christmas with his family.

"We are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, both on 28 December 2004, and in the days leading up to it.

"We would particularly like to trace a man who was with Mr Peloe outside of his home on the night of his death.

"If that is you, even if you don't think you know anything that may be useful to us, I would still ask you to come forward, even the slightest amount of detail could be vital.

"Someone knows who is responsible for callous act, which has left a family devastated, it's not too late to search your conscience and come forward now."

A £10,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death.

Two men were cleared of his murder by a judge at Liverpool Crown Court in February 2006.

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