Mark Reissing murder: Man jailed for his role in murder

Anthony Staff Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Anthony Staff was sentenced to three years and four months

A fourth man has been jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for his role in a man's murder over a £50 drugs debt.

Mark Reissing, 48, was beaten and stabbed then taken in a car and dumped on New Brighton promenade in July.

Anthony Staff, 24, of Wallasey, was jailed for three years and four months after admitting assisting an offender.

Nazzareno Abela, 46, was jailed for life for murder on 21 February. Two other men have also been jailed for helping him and drug dealing.

Christopher Halpin, 30, of Roscommon Street, Liverpool, and Geoffrey Allen, 41, of Rice Hey Road in Wallasey, were jailed for 19 years and 10 years respectively.

Abela, of Chirton Walk, Manchester, who was also convicted of drug dealing, will serve a minimum of 22 years.

A count of supplying class A drugs, which Staff denied, was ordered to lie on file.

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