CRIMEWATCH will feature a new appeal to find the killers of a man shot in a takeaway.

A live show later today will discuss the murder of Halton McCollin Jr, a 20-year-old man shot dead in a Stretford takeaway on January 19, 2008.

It is believed the shooting was a case of mistaken identity and no one has ever been brought to justice.

The show will include an emotional appeal from Halton’s father, Halton McCollin Snr, and his best friends who hope to find those responsible for the shooting.

Mr McCollin Snr, who lives in Bolton, remains as dedicated as ever to ensuring his son's killer faces justice.

Speaking to The Bolton News earlier this year, he said: “I wouldn’t be doing this appeal if I didn’t think there was so much to gain and to find someone out there who has that little piece of information so we can bring an end to these twelve years of waiting for justice to be served for Halton.”

“If there’s anyone out there who can help the process of bringing peace to people like me who have lost loved ones then I appeal to you to come forward and provide us with any information you might have.”

Halton was inside the Chinese takeaway with his friends when two men, one armed with a silver revolver, came into the shop just before 9pm and fired three shots.

Halton and his friends, as well as the couple who owned the restaurant, ran for cover but as he ran away, one of the bullets hit him in the back of his head causing injuries which he would never recover from.

Martin Bottomley, head of GMP’s Cold Case Unit, previously told The Bolton News: “Halton was just 20 years old when he was killed. He had his whole future ahead of him, but his life was tragically taken away from him in the cruellest of circumstances.

“Twelve years may have passed but things do not get any easier for Halton’s loved ones as they try and endure a life without the man they miss so much.

“Halton would now be in his early thirties and may have married or had children. Instead of celebrating these milestones however, his family are left visiting his grave and wondering what kind of man he might have turned out to be.

“However, the people responsible for Halton’s murder have been able to continue with their lives; Halton’s family and friends deserve to know what happened to their son and this case will not close until the murderers are brought to justice.”

The live show will air on BBC One at 9.15am.