APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - STEPHEN LLOYD MURDER
Police Detectives investigating the murder of Stephen Lloyd on
Thursday, 13 July, 2006, are appealing to the public to come forward
with information about a white van used by the offenders.
Stephen Lloyd was shot as he sat in his
car outside MWM in Redfern Street, Bootle, at about 5.10pm.
The van is a white transit van,
registration M184 RKJ, and it was sold by its last official owner at
the end of June 2006 to a number of men in Bootle.
It is believed that one of the men who
bought the an was called Jay and when it was sold he was with three
other men in what is described as a green "Land Rover type"
Detectives believe that following the sale the Transit van may have
been kept in a warehouse, or garage in the Sefton Street, area of
the city before being driven to the crime scene of the murder on
Redfern Street about an hour before the shooting.
Immediately after the murder the van was driven to an underpass in
Bedford Road, Bootle, and the offenders then got in to a white Volvo
T5, which was parked in Kings Road, and eventually escaped.
Detective Superintendent Ian Kemble, said:- "I would appeal to
anyone who knows anything about this van and its whereabouts,
between the end of June 2006 and the murder just two weeks later, as
information they may have could be crucial to our investigation. We
are particularly interested in talking to this person by the name of
Jay, he may not be involved in the murder but may know what happened
to the van after he bought it. I would also appeal to anyone who may
have been in the Bedford Road area of Bootle on the night of the
murder, or Bedford Road/Kings Road who may have seen the van being
abandoned as they could have descriptions of the offenders.
Sometimes, during investigations of this nature, minimal pieces of
information are of vital importance to enable us to put the final
pieces of the evidential jigsaw together, if you have information
please let us know."
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information about
this van, or its use between the time of sale and the murder, to
contact them:- 0151 777 8635, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Alternatively you can
text the word:- 'CRIME' followed by your message to:-
61051, or via emailing Merseyside Police at:-
APPEAL FOR WITNESSES - STABBING MUIRHEAD AVENUE EAST, NORRIS GREEN,
on welcomed the drop in the December 2009 unemployment and youth
unemployment figures, but warned that the jobless total was still
expected to rise again before the summer.
Office of National Statistics showed 7,000 drop in the ILO measure
of unemployment. The fingers show a 15,000 drop in the
claimant count and a 7,600 drop in the youth claimant count in
December 2009. The employment level fell by less than in previous
quarters and the number of vacancies increased. A significant
increase in the number of full time students has increased the
These figures mean that unemployment is 450,000 lower than predicted
at the time of the Budget, reflecting the £5bn extra investment in
expanding education and training, supporting jobs and helping the
unemployed back to work. Even more support for young people is being
introduced later this month.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Yvette Cooper, said:-
"The jobs market is still tough for a lot of people, but the drop in
unemployment and youth unemployment is very welcome. It means
450,000 fewer people are out of work than everyone expected last
spring. The extra investment in jobs, education and training is
making a real difference, helping people through the recession and
preventing the kind of unemployment we saw in the eighties and
nineties. However we know that things will still be difficult and
unemployment is still likely to rise over the next few months. That
is why we are determined to keep increasing the help and support to
get people into jobs and training."
Minster for Employment Jim Knight, said:- "These figures show
the largest number of people coming off unemployment benefit for 15
years which is a sign that our £5bn investment to get people back to
work is having an impact. The fact that tens of thousands more young
people are taking up the Government's guarantee of a place in
education or training means that they are getting the valuable
skills they need to get into work. New figures published today show
that more than 25,000 people have benefited from the new Six Month
Offer, while the sixth round of winning Future Jobs Fund bidders
will create almost 6,000 more jobs for young people. This brings the
total number of successful bids to create jobs through the Fund so
far to almost 104,000. This is in addition to more than 400,000
people who have been helped into jobs through the Job Centres' Local
The employment figures published by the Office for National
Statistics also show that:-
► ILO unemployment fell by 7,000 on the quarter to 2.46 million
► The number of people claiming JSA fell by 15,200 on the month to
1.606 million (5pc compared to around 10pc in the 80s and 90s).
► The number of young people classed as ILO unemployed fell by
16,000 on the quarter to 927,000; these figures include 269,000 who
are actually students in full time education but are looking for
work, including part time work.
► Excluding full time students, the number of young people ILO
unemployed is 658,000, and dropped by 26,000 on the quarter.
► The number of young people claiming JSA fell by 7,600 on the
► Number of vacancies has increased by 16,000 to 448,000.
► The number of people in work has decreased by 14,000 on the
quarter to 28,921m.
► The number of people classed as economically inactive rose by
79,000, but this includes an 81,000 rise in the number of students.
► If you take out students economic inactivity fell by 2,000 on the
► The overall number of people classed as economically inactive
includes a record number of over 2 million students.
► In stark contrast to previous periods of economic downturn when
the numbers on inactive benefits rose dramatically, in this
recession the numbers on Incapacity Benefit/Employment and Support
Allowance have remained broadly similar while the number of lone
parents receiving income support has continued to fall.
► Government is today announcing successful bids for a further 6,000
youth jobs, as part of the future jobs fund to be delivered over the
next 18 months.
► From next week all young people out of work and claiming JSA for
six months or more will be guaranteed a job, work focussed training
or work experience.