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Liverpool passer-by stole phone from shot dying teen

Kevin Wilson Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Kevin Wilson died from a single gunshot wound to his back

A passer-by who stole a phone from a shot teenager's pocket as he lay dying in a street has been jailed.

Curtis Connick took the mobile from Kevin Wilson, 17, who had been shot in the back in Liverpool in February 2015.

Connick, 31, later disposed of the phone - which has never been found - in a bin at Lime Street railway station.

Merseyside Police said his "selfish actions" had "severely hampered the entire investigation in the crucial early stages".

The shooting, believed to have been a targeted attack in Holmes Street, Toxteth, remains unsolved.

'Despicable'

The teenager, originally from Lanarkshire, died from a single wound to his back.

Connick, of Hawkins Street in the Kensington area of Liverpool, was sentenced at the city's crown court to three years and three months in prison.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to theft and perverting the course of justice.

Following sentencing, Det Con Emma Singelton said it was "a despicable crime".

"Connick showed no compassion towards Kevin as he lay injured and he left him there without assisting him," she added.

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