Stolen or locally sold motorbike could hold clue to murder

Murder detectives on Merseyside believe a motorbike used in a fatal stabbing could have been sold or stolen in Devon or Cornwall.

They are appealing for your help to trace the bike’s movements.

Detectives say the distinctive green and white Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel has Gibbs stickers and shock absorbers – unique to a bike performance garage in Devon.

In the early hours of Saturday, November 4, 2017, 29-year-old Adam Ellison was fatally attacked in the Prescot area of Merseyside.

Adam was walking along a pedestrianised area with three friends when he became involved in an argument with a number of people on the Kawasaki bike.

Do you recognised this motorbike?

During the incident, he was stabbed in the neck with an unknown weapon and died a short time later in hospital.

To date, nobody has been charged with his murder.

Detective Chief Inspector John Middleton, from Merseyside Police, said: “We believe the bike may have been stolen or sold-on from somewhere in the Devon and Cornwall area in the time leading up to the murder of Adam Ellison in October 2017.

“I would ask people to take a close look at the bike to see if they recognise it or know of anyone who owned one and sold it or had one stolen prior to October 2017.

“We believe that tracing the movements of the bike is a vital part of our investigation and any little bit of information could be significant.”

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Merseyside Police via Twitter @MerPolCC or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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