EIGHT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF STEPHEN LLOYD
Police on 8 December 2009 arrested a ninth man in connection with
the murder of Stephen Lloyd in July, 2006. The 29 year old from
Bootle was taken to a police station on Merseyside where he was
arrested by detectives.
The eight men arrested earlier that day where still being questioned
in connection with the murder of father of one Stephen Lloyd in
Redfern Street, Bootle, on 13 July 2006.
Stephen Lloyd, 25 years, was shot as he sat in his car outside MWM
Skip Hire in Redfern Street at about 5.10pm. on that Thursday
Officers made the arrests following raids at 11 addresses in
Liverpool North, Sefton and Knowsley.
Detective Superintendent Ian Kemble, said:- "This is the
culmination of an extensive investigation in to the murder of
Stephen Lloyd three years ago and those arrested are currently being
interviewed by a team of detectives across Merseyside.
Stephen's family are still coming to terms with his murder and can't
rest until justice is done. Today's activity shows that Merseyside
Police is committed to thoroughly investigating serious crime and
finding those responsible so that justice can be done for the
families who have to live with the loss of a loved."
Anyone who may have information in connection with Stephen Lloyd's
murder should contact the Major Incident Room on:- 0151 777 8695,
0151 777 8693, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Chief Constable for Merseyside Police
Police Authority is pleased to announce that Jonathan Murphy is the
next Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. Mr Murphy has been
with the police service for 33 years and is currently the National
Coordinator for Serious and Organised Crime with the Association of
Chief Police Officers (ACPO), a role he has held since September
2007. Mr Murphy first joined Merseyside Police in 1976 where
he progressed through the ranks and by 1995 was Detective Chief
Inspector. By 1999 he was a Superintendent and had the role of Force
Operations Manager with overall responsibility for all uniform
support departments. In 2001 he was promoted and moved to the
National Crime Squad as an Assistant Chief Constable. In 2004
he returned to Merseyside Police as Deputy Chief Constable, a role
he held for three years before leaving for his current role with
ACPO. Mr Murphy was selected by the Appointments Committee of
Merseyside Police Authority, chaired by Cllr Bill Weightman. Cllr
Weightman said:- “I am delighted to announce that Jonathan
Murphy will lead our police service into the next decade and
whole-heartedly welcome him back to Merseyside Police. He has a
wealth of experience to bring to the challenging role of Chief
Constable, and in partnership with the Police Authority we are
determined to build upon the successes achieved in recent years
particularly around increasing confidence and satisfaction,
improving overall performance and across the board reductions in
crime. I am confident that our police service will be in the best
Mr Murphy grew up and was educated in Liverpool and studied for a BA
(Hons) in Law at Liverpool University. In 1995 he was awarded a
Fulbright Police Fellowship and worked for six months in California
with the FBI and other US Law Enforcement Agencies. In 2001 he
gained a diploma in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University.
Mr Murphy will take up his post as Chief Constable of Merseyside
Police at a date in the new year when he will take over from
Temporary Chief Constable, Bernard Lawson.
DISTRACTION BURGLARIES WARNING IN SEFTON
Police are investigating reports of bogus officials targeting
elderly and vulnerable people in the Sefton area after a pensioner
had cash stolen from her home.
The distraction burglary happened at around 3.30pm on Wednesday, 2
December 2009 when two men called unannounced at the 67 year-old
woman's home on First Avenue in Crosby claiming to be workmen for
the council making checks on the property.
The pensioner let them into her house and while she was making a cup
of tea they stole £120 from her purse before fleeing.
At 5pm later that day two men matching the same description as the
bogus officials attempted to enter the home of an 83 year old woman
on Sandown Road in Seaforth but she denied them access after they
failed to provide any identification.
The men are described as white, aged in their 40s and of medium
The first man is around 5ft 8ins tall and was clean shaven. He was
wearing a dark coloured duffle coat, denim jeans and a black woolly
The second man is described as being 5ft 10ins tall with a bald head
and high cheek bones. He was wearing brown, round framed glasses, a
dark coloured coat and blue denim jeans.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information in relation to
the incident that may lead to the identification of the two men or
who may have experienced a similar incident to come forward.
DC David Hale, from Sefton CID, said:- "It would appear that
these two offenders are targeting elderly and disabled people. These
kind of opportunistic burglaries are particularly callous and I
would urge anyone with any information to contact the police. I
would also like to remind people to be on their guard against these
offences and to never let anyone into your property without first
checking their identity. Genuine callers will not mind waiting at
the door while you check with their identity with their employers
before being let in."
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on:- 0151
777 3168 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
To stop you or your family becoming victims, Merseyside Police
recommend the following -
► Always ask to see the identification of the person calling.
► If you are in any doubt about the identification shown, phone the
company they claim to represent and check - don’t use the phone
number they give you, look in the phone book for it. Ask the person
to wait outside while you check and never leave your front door open
while you do so.
► If the caller leaves and you are still unsure about their
credibility, write down the details of the person and the
registration number of any vehicle they have travelled in and
contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 709 6010.
► If you have suspicions about a caller to you or any of your
neighbours, contact the police.
► The best defence against a doubtful caller is to have a viewer or
spy hole and a stout door chain fitted to your door.