Teenage motorbike passenger dies after Huyton shooting

Lyme Cross Road
Image caption Police said the bike's rider failed to stop and left the scene "at speed"

A boy has died after he was shot in the head while riding pillion on a motorbike, police have said.

James Meadows, 17, came off the motorcycle after being shot at Lyme Cross Road, Huyton, at about 21:40 BST on Sunday.

Merseyside Police said the bike's rider had failed to stop and had left the scene "at speed".

He died in hospital on Monday evening. A murder investigation has been launched by Merseyside Police.

A police spokesman said the victim's family had been informed and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

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