Five year hunt for murderer

Five years on from the murder of a young Merseyside mum of three, police are offering and £25,000 reward to catch her killer.

Lucy Hargreaves, 22, was shot dead and set on fire at her home in Liverpool

No one has ever been convicted of her murder which happened back in 2005.

Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey said: "We are as determined as ever to bring the offenders to justice, for Lucy and her family.

"Lucy was an innocent victim and our investigations into her death are relentless.

"Five years on, I would hope that the passing of time will enable people to search their consciences and find the courage to come forward to tell us what they know.

"We understand that people are sometimes reluctant to come forward in the aftermath of such a serious crime as this, but Lucy was an innocent victim. It's never too late.

"Any new information we are given will be acted upon, I would strongly urge anyone who has any information to come and speak to us now."

Merseyside Police say three men burst into her home on Lambourne Road, Walton in the early hours of 3rd August, 2005, they shot Lucy as she lay on the sofa downstairs.

Lucy's partner Gary and their two year-old daughter were asleep upstairs.

Even as a toddler was heard crying upstairs, the offenders poured petrol around the living room and hallway and set fire to the house.

Detectives believe the offenders would have been in no doubt they were killing a young woman.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to call 0151 777 8617 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.