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Images show how murder suspect may look now

Images of what a suspected killer may look like today have been released by police probing two murders in Liverpool.

Kevin Thomas Parle, 35, is wanted for questioning in connection with the deaths of 22-year-old Lucy Hargreaves in 2005 and 16-year-old Liam Kelly in 2004.

The age progression photographs of Parle have been published on the 10th anniversary of the mother of three's murder at her home in Walton.

She was asleep on the sofa when three men burst into the house in Lambourne Road and shot her while her partner and two-year-old daughter were upstairs.

The raiders then set fire to the address.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Tivendale, of Merseyside Police, said: "Ten years on, this murder remains one of the most brutal and callous acts we have ever seen on Merseyside. Even as a toddler was heard crying upstairs, the offenders poured petrol around the living room and hallway and set fire to the house.

"We still firmly believe that the offenders would have been in no doubt they were killing a young woman and their actions would have claimed the lives of two more people that night had Lucy's partner not escaped the fire by jumping from a window with his daughter.

"We remain as determined as ever to bring Lucy's killers to justice and have released a series of age progression photographs of Kevin Parle, who we still wish to speak with, as he may have information that could assist with our inquiries.

"Lucy was an innocent victim and 10 years on, her family deserve answers for the loving mother and daughter they were robbed of."

Detectives are also continuing their appeal for any information about a gold Lexus vehicle with registration number NAD499. The car was found burnt out shortly after the incident in Richard Kelly Drive, Clubmoor. It is thought a number of males dumped the car before running in the direction of Normandale Road.

Parle is described as white, 6ft 5in with a broad build. He has blue eyes, ginger hair and a one-inch scar on the left side of his head.

Mr Tivendale said: "We are working with a number of different agencies, including the National Crime Agency (NCA), to try and trace Kevin Parle.

"Working with the NCA and Liverpool John Moores University, a series of images have been produced of what Parle could look like now. I'd ask people to take a good look at these images and if you have any information about this man's whereabouts, to get in contact

"It's possible that Parle is living abroad and there is a European arrest warrant out for his arrest in relation to the death of Liam Kelly."

The teenager was murdered in the early hours of June 19 2004 on Grafton Street, Dingle. As he got out of a car, he was approached by two men armed with a gun.

Liam attempted to run away but was shot as he tried to get into a nearby house.

Anyone with any information in relation to the death of Ms Hargreaves or the whereabouts of Parle should contact the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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