Merseyside Police is reappealing for information on the second anniversary of the murder of 21-year-old Jamie Starkey in Fazakerley on 2 December 2012.

Jamie Starkey was shot on Higher Lane by a lone male, in dark clothing, shortly before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December 2012. The gunman approached Jamie as he was stood by his car outside his home address. He then shot Jamie and ran off towards the playing fields.

A post-mortem established Mr Starkey died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Since the murder a total of five men have been arrested and questioned as part of this investigation and the weapon used to kill Mr Starkey has been recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Alyson O’Donnell, said: “It has now been two years since Jamie was murdered and I am taking this opportunity to appeal once again to the community for their help with the investigation.

“Jamie’s family have been deeply affected by his loss and are trying to face up to another Christmas without their son and brother. The message is clear, we are determined to find the person, or people, responsible for this. Someone out there knows who did this and can help them find some closure. It’s not too late to search your conscience and come forward now. We firmly believe that the answers lie within the local community.

“I would hope that the passing of time will enable people to search their consciences and find the courage to come forward to tell us what they know.   Two years on, people may have moved from the area or may be in a different situation from then and now feel in a position to talk to the police. If this is you, I would urge you to come forward, you could provide vital answers that we want give to Mr Starkey’s family. Anyone with information can speak to us anonymously and in the strictest confidence if need be.

“We will ensure that any new evidence or information is closely investigated by officers and could help us make significant progress and help us find justice for Jamie’s friends and family.

“An extensive and thorough investigation is being carried out by the Force Major Incident Team and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area in the hours prior to the shooting to come forward.

“You may not think that what you saw is important but it could be a vital piece of the jigsaw for our investigation.”

“We remain committed to finding those responsible for Jamie’s death and anyone who thinks they can help should contact Merseyside Police on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”