Merseyside Police

Re-appeal to find Stanley McBrien from Crosby in connection with attempted murder of man in Waterloo

News   •   Jan 04, 2019 11:02 GMT

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a 25-year-old man in Willoughby Road, Waterloo on Friday 9 November are continuing to appeal for information find a man we wish to speak to in connection with the investigation.

25-year-old Stanley McBrien is from the Crosby area. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of proportionate build, with short brown hair, blue eyes, and speak with a Liverpool accent.

Warrants were carried out yesterday (Thursday, 3 January) in the Seaforth area, resulting in further enquiries in Waterloo and the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Waterloo on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and possession of ammunition, after suspected cocaine and ammunition were seized from an address in Crosby Road South.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “Although we have arrested a number of people in connection with this incident, and charged three men, our investigation is ongoing.

"We believe that McBrien may have information to assist so I would urge him, or anyone who knows his current whereabouts, to come forward.

"I would strongly advise anyone who has seen, associated, or provided shelter for McBrien does the right thing as soon as possible as our enquiries will continue until we find him, acting on each and every piece of information provided.

"You can speak to us directly, or anonymously through Crimestoppers, which is completely independent of the police.”

25-year-old Edward Crompton, of Bowland Drive, Litherland; 36-year-old Thomas Barnes, of Crosby Road South, Seaforth; and 28-year-old Ben Shields, of Commercial Road, Liverpool, have been charged with attempted murder and are in custody to next appear on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at Liverpool Crown Court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18400029598 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.