Updated: Jun 11, 2019
Detectives continue to appeal for information following the murder of Lee Atkins in Bootle. Merseyside Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public following the murder of Lee Atkins in Bootle on Monday, 6 May.
Officers were called to Monfa Road shortly before 1.55am to reports a man had been shot with a crossbow during an altercation. Emergency services attended and Mr Atkins, 38, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Following enquiries, David Ball, 49 years, of Brookhill Close, Bootle was charged with murder.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to assist enquiries.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilkinson said: “An extensive investigation remains ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.”
“We know Monfa Road is a busy residential area and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in Monfa Road, Netherton Road or the surrounding areas in the early hours of Monday, 6 May and may have information about the incident.”
“I would ask you to cast your mind back and try to recall anything suspicious, such as noise heard or behaviour witnessed and please let us know. Any information, no matter how small, could greatly assist our investigation. Likewise, if you have any CCTV or dashcam footage, please get in touch.”
“Information from the public during investigations such as this is invaluable and I would like to thank those that have come forward so far.”
“If you have any information, you can contact us with any information via @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100224604 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.”