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Shotgun fired at house in Tuebrook in targeted attack

Police are appealing for information after shots were fired at a house on Ellel Grove in Tuebrook in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called and found damage to the front door of a house which they say is "consistent with a shotgun discharge". They added no one was injured during the incident.

This is the second time this address has been targeted in three weeks and we are determined to find those responsible.

People who use firearms on the streets of Merseyside have a complete disregard for other members of the public and although this was a targeted attack it will have a huge impact on the decent, law-abiding people in the community who just want to get on with their day-to-day lives.

– DI Nick Price
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Greater Manchester must compete with London, says new Mayor

Tony Lloyd is the new interim mayor of Greater Manchester Credit: GMPCC

The new interim Mayor of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd says the region must make itself heard as loud as London in the corridors of power as the process of devolution begins.

Mr Lloyd, who is currently the Police and Crime Commissioner for Manchester, was appointed to the temproary role on Friday by the leaders of the region's 10 local authorities.

The interim Mayor will have no new executive powers but will act as a 'caretaker' while the process of devolving powers over health, housing and planning from Westminster gets underway.

It's hoped Tony Lloyd will also help raise the profile of the new Mayoral role in the build up to 2017, when a fully elected Greater Manchester Mayor will be chosen by voters.

Mr Lloyd says he will only take one salary while he continues in his role as Police and Crime Commissioner. From 2017 the PCC's responsibilities will be consumed by the office of the new elected Mayor.

Tony Lloyd gave his first interview after being appointed to our political reporter Daniel Hewitt.

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Police called to protest at Titanic Hotel in Liverpool

Police say they were called to a protest involving between 30 and 40 people at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool last night where the mayor was attending an event.

It is believed that a group of 10 to 12 protestors entered the reception of the hotel where a number of items were damaged.

Whilst Merseyside Police will facilitate peaceful protest, we will not tolerate criminal activity, or aggressive and intimidating behaviour towards staff or customers at local businesses.

We are currently carrying out an investigation into last night's incident in a bid to identify those responsible for the criminal damage and to ascertain if any other crimes were committed.

– ACC Chris Armitt
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