A £10,000 reward is being offered for information that could help catch the killer of a father murdered in front of his two children.

Christopher Nicol, 27, died after he was stabbed at a flat in Maple Road, Greenock, Inverclyde, at around 9.05pm on Thursday September 26.

The attack happened in front of his young children, aged five and six.

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Crimestoppers is offering a £10,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of his killer.

Angela Parker, national manager for Scotland at Crimestoppers, said: “The horrific circumstances of this murder have left Christopher Nicol’s family and friends devastated and shocked the local community.

“For someone to show such violence in front of young children is extremely distressing and a worry to everyone in the area. The man involved is clearly dangerous and must be caught before anyone else is harmed.

“We know that some people refuse to speak directly to police and, in this case, may be fearful or have loyalties preventing them from coming forward.

“Please let me reassure you that if you contact our charity, you will stay 100% anonymous.”

Mr Nicol’s mother Karen made an emotional appeal for information last month.

Karen NicolChristopher Nicol’s mother Karen said the murderer had ‘ruined the lives of all our family’ (Andrew Milligan/PA)

She said: “I am devastated by the tragic death of my much-loved son Christopher. Our lives have been changed forever.

“He was a brilliant dad to his two young children, whom he worshipped and would have done anything for.

“The man responsible has taken one life and ruined the lives of all our family.

“Please, please if you have any information that will help officers, then call the police or Crimestoppers, as soon as possible.”

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30, around 5ft 10in, of slim build with a local Inverclyde accent.

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He wore a black beanie-style hat, possibly Timberland in design, a black scarf, dark upper clothing, dark trousers and dark footwear.

He had a “ragged” reddish/brown beard and moustache and his teeth were yellow/brown with some teeth missing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use an anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.