Two arrests in Michael Toohey murder case

Detectives investigating the murder of 18-year-old Michael Toohey in Liverpool city centre have arrested two men on suspicion of murder today (Monday 16 May).

Michael, of Oil Street, Liverpool sadly passed away following an assault at an internet café on London Road at around 5.50pm on Saturday 16 April.

A post mortem confirmed he died from multiple injuries.

A 31-year-old man from Walton and a 33-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested today (Monday 16 May) on suspicion of murder and have been taken into custody to be interviewed.

A 34-year-old woman from Fazakerley remains on bail following her earlier arrest on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Steve McGrath said, “While we have now made three arrests in relation to this investigation and our enquiries are progressing well, we are still keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist our investigation into Michael’s tragic death.

“This incident happened in a busy area on a Saturday evening, and there were a number of people stood at bus stops on London Road, walking past TJ Hughes or driving along London Road who may have witnessed this incident or a vehicle driving erratically at that time.  

“We remain keen to appeal to anyone who saw or has heard what happened to come forward. Similarly, if you captured any mobile phone footage or dash cam footage then please contact police.” 

Anyone with information on this incident can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 22000261976.

Anyone with any footage can upload this to be viewed by police via the following link to the NICE website https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/assistance-required-in-relation-to-an-incident-on-london-road

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