Two arrested on suspicion of murder of Ellis Cox

Detectives investigating the murder of Ellis Cox in Aintree arrested two men on Monday, 8 July.

Following enquiries, an 18-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of Murder; and a 17-year-old boy from West Derby was arrested on suspicion of Murder; Possession of a Section 1 firearm; and Possession of cannabis.

Each has been taken to police stations for questioning. 

Police are continuing to appeal for information in connection with the murder of Ellis, which occurred on Liver Industrial Estate, close to Taskers, in Aintree just after 10.50pm on Sunday, 23 June.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve McGrath, the Senior Investigating Officer, said, “Our investigation into the murder of Ellis is making progress, and today sees two males in custody, who will be questioned in due course. We’re continuing to appeal for any information from anyone who is yet to come forward, the smallest detail of which could be vital to our enquiries. 

“I would urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or who heard anything since, to speak with us so we can bring his those involved in Ellis’s murder to justice.”

Visit a dedicated web page to submit information or footage which can help in the investigation of Ellis’s murder:

You can also contact us via social media @MerPolCC or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 24000554719. 


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