Teenagers bailed after Ellis Cox murder arrests

Ellis Cox, 19, was killed on Sunday, June 23
-Credit: (Image: Merseyside Police)


Two teenagers arrested yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Ellis Cox have been conditionally bailed.

Ellis, 19, was fatally shot on the Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree on the evening of Sunday, June 23. After being treated by paramedics at the scene, he was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Yesterday, July 8, police investigating the teenager's murder made two arrests. They arrested an 18 year-old man of no fixed abode on suspicion of murder and a 17 year-old boy from West Derby on suspicion of murder, possession of a Section 1 firearm, and possession of cannabis.

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Both suspects were taken to police stations for questioning. Today, July 9, police confirmed the two teenagers have been conditionally bailed. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Both males have been conditionally bailed pending further enquiries."

Detective Chief Inspector Steve McGrath, the Senior Investigating Officer on the case, said on Monday: “Our investigation into the murder of Ellis is making progress, and today sees two males in custody, who will be questioned in due course. We’re continuing to appeal for any information from anyone who is yet to come forward, the smallest detail of which could be vital to our enquiries.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or who heard anything since, to speak with us so we can bring his those involved in Ellis’s murder to justice.”

Visit a dedicated web page to submit information or footage which can help in the investigation of Ellis’s murder: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/05MP23M53-PO1

You can also contact us via social media @MerPolCC or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 24000554719.

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