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Detectives investigating attempted murder in Waterloo continue to appeal for witnesses

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a 25-year-old man in Willoughby Road, Waterloo, are continuing to appeal for information two months on. 

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance at a first floor flat at a house on Willoughby Road, Waterloo, at 10.30pm on Friday 9th November 2018. On arrival they found a 25-year-old man, who had suffered extensive burns and stab wounds to his head and body. He was being tended to by paramedics and neighbours who had assisted him at the scene.

Last night, Tuesday 8th January, 26 year-old Kayleigh Brett, was charged with assisting an offender in connection with the case and has been conditionally bailed to appear at Sefton Magistrates Court on Thursday 24th January.

Three men - 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.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “This remains an ongoing investigation.

“I would appeal to anyone with information about this incident who hasn’t already come forward to contact us as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC. 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:


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