Man arrested on suspicion of murder of Sam Rimmer

A 20-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of 22-year-old Sam Rimmer from Bootle.

At 11.40pm on 16 August 2022, Sam was on Lavrock Bank with a group of friends, when two motorbikes, believed to be electric bikes, drove in to the cul-de-sac and fired a number of shots towards the group.

As a result Sam was injured and despite the best efforts of officers and ambulance staff he was sadly pronounced dead a short while later at hospital.

Today’s arrest was made following a number of warrants executed in the Liverpool area this morning, Wednesday 24 August 2022, in response to a recent spate of gun and knife crime in the area.

Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Investigations, Mark Kameen, said, “The investigation into Sam’s death is progressing with one suspect now in custody for questioning. This was a heinous attack which led to the tragic death of a young man and we urgently need to find out who was responsible.

“Detectives have been carrying out extensive enquiries and have completed a number of house-to-house inquiries, but we still very much need the public’s help to assist us in building a picture of events surrounding this incident as well as identifying the offenders.

“If you live in the area of Lavrock Bank, or were passing through at about 11.40pm on Tuesday 16 August, you may have seen something that could be vital for us and I would urge you to get in touch.

“Similarly, if you were in the Dingle and Toxteth areas and have dashcam, CCTV or ring doorbell footage please check it and let us know if you see anything, as this could be vital in putting those people before the courts and getting justice for Sam’s family. We have a dedicated portal on our website where footage can be downloaded and it can be accessed by using this link Public Portal (

“Alternatively, anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1259 of 16 August.”

Image: GOOGLE Inset: Sam Rimmer (Family handout)

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