POLICE are still searching for the man who stabbed a father and son in what is believed to be a “targeted and domestic” attack.
Graham McKenna, 45, received fatal stab wounds and his son, Michael, 14, was also injured in the incident which took place at around 12.45pm on Saturday January 10 in Speedwell Road, Claughton.
Police have launched a murder investigation and would like to speak to Gary Finlay in connection with the crime.
They are warning the public not to approach Mr Finlay, who they say is “dangerous”.
It is believed that Mr McKenna and his son were walking along Upton Road on their way to a football match.
They were then attacked and found collapsed in Speedwell Road before being taken to hospital.
Mr McKenna later died and his son is said to be in a serious but stable condition.
Both men were attacked with a knife and received stab wounds to the abdomen.
It is thought that the attacker then got into a Honda car and drove towards Bidston Hill. The car has since been recovered.
Mr McKenna served for more than 20 years as a regular soldier in the 22nd Cheshire Regiment. He then became a TA soldier, initially serving with 107 Field Squadron based in Birkenhead, but later transferring to be an instructor at the recruit training wing of 42 North West Brigade’s Regional Training Centre based at Altcar.
Area Commander for Wirral, Chief Superintendent Jon Ward, said: “I would directly appeal to members of the local community to come forward with any information that could assist Merseyside Police.
“For their reassurance there will be a significantly increased police presence in the area.”
Gary Finlay is described as a white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build, with blue eyes. He is balding and was last seen wearing a black and dark grey padded jacket.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 777 2263 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.