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Renewed appeal to find the killer of Adam Ellison, five years after he was murdered in Prescot

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Renewed appeal to find the killer of Adam Ellison, five years after he was murdered in Prescot

Five years on and the family of Adam Ellison are still waiting for answers.

Merseyside Police are today renewing their appeal to find Adam’s killer on the fifth anniversary of his murder.

Adam Ellison, 29, was assaulted in Market Place in Prescot in the early hours of 4 November 2017 after becoming involved in an altercation with two males onboard a scrambler bike.

During the incident Adam was stabbed in the neck with an unknown weapon causing him to fall to the ground. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after 2am.

Numerous lines of enquiry have been carried out as part of an ongoing investigation and arrests have been made but, to date, nobody has been charged.

On the fifth anniversary police are supporting Adam’s family in urging people to speak up and help us to bring his killer to justice.

In an emotional video to mark the anniversary his mum Joyce and sisters Nicola and Joanne have spoken of how much they miss Adam and how his death has left them with “a black hole that will never be filled again.”

They also speak about their feelings when they hear about other victims of knife crime and what they think needs to be done to fight knife crime.

The full video can be viewed here:

Adam Ellison

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings, who is the senior investigating officer on the case, said:

“A lot has happened in the five years since Adam’s murder but solving this case means as much to the investigation team now as it did then.

“We know that every day his killer walks the street his family continue to suffer and will not rest until the person responsible for his death is in prison.

“Since 2017 we have carried out numerous lines of enquiry and followed up on hundreds of pieces of intelligence, spoken to dozens of witnesses and trawled through hours of CCTV footage.

“Over the years people have provided useful intelligence, but it is evidence that is now needed and we know that lies in the heart of the community and we still need people to come forward.

“Please tell us what you know and help a bereaved family to finally have some peace and the chance to grieve.”

Information can be supplied directly to the investigating team by going to and clicking on the Merseyside Police badge.

DCI Cummings added:

“Time is never a barrier to justice. Please come forward, tell us what you know. If you don’t want to speak to the police then please get in touch with Crimestoppers and give your information totally anonymously.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation can DM @MerPolCC or call 101. @CrimestoppersUK can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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