11 arrested in Rhys murder swoops

POLICE have arrested 11 people this morning over the shooting murder of Merseyside schoolboy Rhys Jones.Four males aged 17, 24, 25, and 16 were arrested on suspicion of murdering the 11-year-old in Croxteth Park in August last year.

POLICE have arrested 11 people this morning over the shooting murder of Merseyside schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Four males aged 17, 24, 25, and 16 were arrested on suspicion of murdering the 11-year-old in Croxteth Park in August last year.

In total, eight men and three women have been detained at police stations across Merseyside for a variety of alleged offences, a police spokesman said.

Everton fan Rhys bled to death after being was shot by a teenage gunman on a bicycle on the car park of a pub on August 22 last year.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, attempting to pervert the course of justice and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

A 49-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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Three women, aged 50, 54 and 21 years, and a 22-year-old man, were arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A force spokesman said the 11 will be interviewed by murder squad detectives today.

Despite more than 30 arrests to date no one has been charged over his death.

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