CCTV has been released of a stolen Skoda car that was used by a man who shot a Wirral dad in the legs while his daughter watched in Beechwood.

The footage has been released as part of Merseyside Police's fresh appeal on BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow Live.

During the programme, presenter Michelle Ackerley spoke to detective inspector Tracey Martin from the Major Police Crime unit, she said: "We're investigating an attempted murder that took place on February 7 at approximately 7.15pm it happened on Beechwood Estate in Wirral.

"We have some CCTV which shows a dark coloured Skoda superb travelling along Fifth Avenue towards Fender Way.

"The vehicle then stops outside a property. As it does so, our victim leaves an address with his seven-year-old daughter, they walk hand-in-hand down the path, through the gate and onto the pavement.

"As they do so the suspect gets out of the rear of the vehicle and we know at this point that he has a firearm with him.

"He approaches the victim, shoots him in the leg in which he falls on the floor.

"He then shoots him again at point blank range. This happened all in front of his seven-year-old daughter who witnessed the incident.

"The suspect then gets back into the vehicle which makes off at high speed towards Fender Way."

The car is believed to have been stolen three weeks earlier.

DI Martin continued: "The car we believe was stolen three weeks earlier and we have CCTV from a property where three males approach and get into a house and take keys before stealing two vehicles, one being the Skoda which matches the registration number of the vehicle used in the shooting

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"On the evening of the attack at approximately 9.30pm, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Linwood Lane where the vehicle was found burnt out.

"It was the vehicle that was used in the shooting.

"We're appealing to the public, the vehicle was obviously out from January through to February.

"The vehicle is a black Skoda superb, registration number PX16 LZR.

"Anyone who may have seen that vehicle parked or anyone who was seen out and about in it, to get in touch with us. "We are also appealing to anyone who may know the motive of this shooting or who may know who is responsible for it."

Earlier in the appeal, DI Martin explained how the dad and daughter are both 'doing okay', she said: "The victim who sustained the attack obviously survived that but we have to think of the impact that it has had on his daughter, the emotional impact.

"Whoever did this callous attack in front of a seven-year-old child who has to live with that for the rest of her life."

A man had been arrested in connection with the incident but he was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

The incident forced Birkenhead MP Frank Field to call for an urgent meeting with Merseyside Police's chief constable to discuss community safety issues in the area.

Anyone with information on the Skoda Superb with registration PX16 LZR or information into the shooting should contact Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting reference 847 of 7 February.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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