Police's 'one really important' line of enquiry in Ellis Cox murder

Press conference for the murder of Ellis Cox
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Detectives said there is a "really important" line of enquiry in the murder of Ellis Cox.

The 19-year-old was found with fatal gunshot injuries on the Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree at around 11.10pm on Sunday, June 23. After originally being treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service paramedics, he was rushed to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Merseyside Police erected an extensive cordon around the industrial estate following the shooting. A second cordon was erected the following morning on Grace Road, off Walton Vale, where the street leads onto the Liverpool Loop Line. The ECHO understands Mr Cox lived on Grace Road.

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A press conference was held at Merseyside Police's HQ today, Wednesday, June 26 at 1pm. Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Baker and Local Policing Superintendent Tony Fairhurst spoke about the current investigation.

Detectives said they believe Ellis had borrowed a bike and got a train from Aintree with friends after visiting Southport on Sunday evening. They said he then went to Ormskirk and rode back towards his home past Taskers which was where he was shot.

Merseyside Police said they are now wanting Ellis' friends who he was with to come forward with information.

He said: “It’s really important that Ellis’ friends who he was with come forward and assist us…they will be distressed and fearful and we will do everything we can to support them.”

Police added they are keeping an "open mind" on all lines of enquiry.

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