DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a man in Huyton have released a picture of him - and appealed directly to anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Patrick Boyle, 26, from Liverpool, was shot twice in the chest at Newway, Huyton on the evening of Thursday, July 1.

A man on a bike is believed to have been the gunman.

Emergency crews were called shortly after 5.55pm. 

A Home Office Post Mortem has confirmed the cause of Mr Boyle’s death as gunshot injuries to the chest.

Today Merseyside Police detectives appealed for any drivers who were in the area around the time of the shooting and may have dashcam to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hurst, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are supporting Mr Boyle’s family through what is clearly an extremely difficult time for them.

"They have lost a son, father, brother and partner at a very young age, and we are doing everything in our power to make sure all of those responsible for taking Mr Boyle from them are brought to justice.

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“While we have spoken to potential witnesses, carried out an extensive forensic examination of the scene and are trawling through hours of CCTV from the local area, we believe drivers in the vicinity could hold vital clues about what happened.

“If you have a dashcam and were in the vicinity of Newway between 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday, 1 July I urge you to check your footage for anything significant, in particular a man on a bike who we believe is responsible for Mr Boyle’s murder and who was reported to have ridden the bike in the direction of Liverpool Road. 

"Please contact us urgently if you have dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage from Newway and the surrounding area at that time.

"We continue to make good progress with the investigation, and any additional intelligence we can gather could be vital in bringing the man who did this to justice.”

Anyone with footage can upload to:

If you have information about the incident, you can DM @MerPolCC or message Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, quoting reference 21000459469.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: