Detectives investigating the murder of a man in St Helens are issuing an image of a man who may have information to assist our enquiries.
38-year-old Stephen Strutt is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of medium to stocky build, with short hair and blue eyes. Strutt has links to Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester.
Warren Glover, 33, was assaulted at around 10.15pm on Saturday 13 June in French Street at its junction with Thompson Street in Thatto Heath. He was taken to hospital where he sadly passed away on Tuesday, 7 July.
A 28-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man who were previously arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent have been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries. A 54 year-old woman was also interviewed under caution last week (Friday 9th July) in connection with the incident, and remains under investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Craig Sumner said: “Warren sadly passed away last week as a result of injuries he sustained during that attack and we are determined to find the people responsible and bring them to justice.
“We’re keen to speak to Stephen Strutt as he may have information to assist our investigation, so if you know where he is, please let us know.
“We’d also continue to ask anyone who was in the area of French Street or Thompson Street on the evening of 13th June, or captured footage on CCTV or dashcam to get in touch.
“We know that a number of people were involved in this assault, and turned up in a grey Kia Sportage vehicle in possession of weapons. We’re determined to identify all of these people and put them before the courts.
“Extensive enquiries are underway and we are working with our colleagues in the Greater Manchester area and neighbouring police forces.
“I would ask if you have any information about the incident, the vehicle or other that will assist, please come forward and we will take positive action.”
“I would also like to reassure the community that this is certainly an isolated incident, that has saddened the community, but we will do everything in our power to place those responsible before the courts. We continue to work hard to protect our local communities and continue to do so with the help of the public.”
Anyone who has information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, with reference number 20000344324, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously