Detectives searching for a man believed to hold crucial information over a club murder say their operation remains firmly focused on Merseyside.

Police issued an appeal for Carl Madigan almost two weeks ago – urging him to come forward and help their inquiries into the killing of Sam Cook.

Five weeks on from the tragedy the investigation remains firmly centred on Liverpool, where homes have been raided and more than a dozen suspects questioned.

Earlier this month, Merseyside Police confirmed detectives wanted to speak to Mr Madigan because “he may have vital information” that could help detectives solve the murder of Mr Cook.

Appealing for details over the location of the 22-year-old, from Speke, the force called on anyone who saw him not to approach him and to call 999.

DCI Mark Tivendale added: “I also want to make it clear that having any current association with Madigan will bring police to your door, so I would encourage anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward as soon as possible.”

Police have still not located Mr Madigan and their inquiries into where he may be remain open.

Ongoing checks are being made with airports but the main focus of those inquiries is understood to remain on Merseyside.

Sam Cook

Warrants have been carried out at homes in Anfield, Kensington, Walton and Old Swan as police continue their investigation into the tragic killing of Mr Cook.

More than a dozen people have been arrested in connection with…

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