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CCTV of man wanted in connection with city centre murder
9:23am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
POLICE have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a man in Liverpool City Centre on Sunday.
Officers were called to Back Colquitt Street at about 2.45am following reports that the victim, identified as 33-year-old Stuart Smith from London, had been assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
A Home Office post mortem examination, that concluded yesterday, established that Mr Smith died as a result of serious neck and head injuries he had sustained during an assault.
His next of kin have been informed and a family liaison officer is providing them with information and support.
Three men have been charged in connection with his murder.
Detectives believe the man in the CCTV images may hold information vital to their investigation.
DI Paul Mann, said: "At the time of the incident this part of the city centre would have been busy and we would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
"People socialising or travelling through the area may have witnessed or captured part of the incident on their mobile phones whilst taking photos or even footage.
"I am extremely keen to speak to this man as we believe he may have information vital to this investigation.
"We do not believe he was involved in the incident and we would urge him or anyone who recognises him to contact us as a matter of urgency.
"I would like to state that this man is not in any trouble and that detectives wish to speak with him to help them piece together the full circumstances of this tragic incident."
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 0151 777 4065 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.