Appeal for witnesses in murder investigation

Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel
Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Officers are continuing their probe into the murder of Adam Ellison, who was killed in the early hours of the morning on Saturday November 4.

Adam was walking along a pedestrianised area in Market Place, Prescot, at 12.40am with friends when he became involved in an argument with people on a motorbike.

During the incident he was stabbed in the neck with an unknown weapon. He was taken to hospital for surgery but sadly passed away that morning.

Detectives are still looking to trace the bike – believed to be a green Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel – or anyone who may have seen it being ridden around the Prescot either before or after Adam was attacked. Officers also want to speak to three females who it is believed were approached in the area by males on a similar bike on the same evening.

As part of the appeal, police have released a picture of the bike in question in the hopes that it will jog the memories of any potential witnesses.

They are also keen to speak to anyone who was in the Old Mill public house on Mill Street in Prescot between 10pm and closing time on the evening of Friday November 3 as it is believed they could also assist with the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector John Middleton said: “We are currently examining a number of lines of enquiry but would continue to appeal for people to come forward with any information they may have.

“Adam’s family deserve to have the answers to what happened to Adam that night. Any bit of information may prove to be vital to helping us get those answers.

“The bike was very distinctive and I am sure that somebody would recognise it or has seen it been ridden around the Prescot area in the past few weeks and months.

“We also know that the Old Mill public house would have been really busy on that Friday night. People who were in the pub may have information which could assist us and I would ask them to get in touch.”

Two males – a juvenile and a male in his 20s - have been arrested by officers investigating Adam’s murder.

Both were arrested on suspicion of murder. The juvenile has been bailed and the male in his 20s has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police’s Major Crime Unit on 0151 777 8618 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.