Man shot dead on main road in Merseyside

6th May 2018

Merseyside’s anti- gun crime squad has launched an investigation after man was shot dead on a main road in St Helens.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the St Helens Linkway in Rainhill Stoops this morning.

There’s been a heavy police presence on the slip road of the motorway.

Surrounding roads have been sealed off while forensic officers conduct an investigation at the scene

Credit: Manchester Evening News Syndication

At this time, we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are working with our colleagues in Cheshire Police and other emergency services to establish what exactly has happened.

“We are exploring all lines of enquiry and supporting all those involved.

The public should remain reassured that we are committed to tackling gun crime and will continue to take action to protect our communities whatever the circumstance.

“Anyone who was in or around the area of Rainhill Stoops this morning and saw someone acting suspiciously, is urged to get in contact on 101 or by contacting our social media desk @MerPolCC. However small, every bit of information is needed to help bring the offender to justice.