Family Appeal for Adam Ellison Info, 2 Years on from His Murder

By on Monday, November 4, 2019

The family of Prescot man Adam Ellison have launched a new appeal for information about his murder, two years after the random attack that took his life.

Adam, 29, was walking home with friends after a night out at the Old Mill pub, Prescot, in the early morning of Saturday 4 November 2017.

He became involved in a confrontation with at least two people on a motorbike in Market Place at around 12.40am. He was stabbed in the neck with an unknown weapon and died at around 2am in hospital.

Police have identified the green-and-white Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel scrambler bike the attackers rode. Three males from Huyton were arrested in connection with the murder in September this year, but were later released pending investigation.

Now the Ellisons are asking again for help in finding the murderers.

In a video created with the help of Merseyside Police, the family shared previously unseen photographs (shown above and below) of Adam’s final night out.

In the two-minute video Joanne, one of Adam’s two older sisters, said she wouldn’t appeal directly to the murderer, “because he obviously doesn’t care.” She added, however, “I’m going to appeal to people who might know a little piece of that jigsaw that will help us.”

She said putting Adam’s killers behind bars would help the family grieve properly.

Detective Chief Inspector John Middleton said what happened was “a senseless assault which brutally cut short the life of an innocent young man who had everything to look forward to.

“His family have been left devastated by their loss and they still have no answers to why this horrific incident took place.”

He said police had not given up pursuing those responsible, however. “. They will always be looking over their shoulder because we will not stop until we catch them and bring them to justice.

“People like this do not deserve to walk the streets of Merseyside, and I would appeal to the right-minded people in our communities to help us to put them behind bars where they belong.

“We know that over time people’s loyalties change. I need to hear from anyone who can help us identify the people on the motorbike that night, anyone who was in Prescot town centre that night who hasn’t already come forward or anyone who has any information which could help our investigation.

Anyone with relevant information can directly message @MerPolCC on Twitter, call Merseyside Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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