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Anfield shooting: Primary school day continuing as normal

A man is believed to have fired a gun at a dark coloured car outside the primary school on Anfield Road on Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Anfield Road Primary School has issued a statement following reports of gunfire outside the school on Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating the incident which happened while parents were dropping their children off at the school around 9am.

We would like to reassure people that our children are safe and were unaware of the incident that happened outside of the school site this morning.

The site was not evacuated, the school day is continuing as normal and a trip for some pupils took place as planned.

Due to the closure of the road for the police investigation we will be letting parents know about a change in arrangements to pick up their children at home time.

– Claire Drew-Williams, Headteacher of Anfield Road Primary School


Liverpool shooting: Police investigate reports of gunfire on Anfield Road

Police in Merseyside are investigating reports of a shooting in Anfield on Tuesday morning, November 24.

Officers were called to Anfield Road at around 9am after a shot was reportedly fired at a car.

The incident is believed to have happened outside Anfield County Primary School, near the junction with Walton Breck Road.

Detectives are carrying out enquiries at the scene. Police patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure members of the community.

Witnesses are asked to call the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Search underway at Anfield for missing man who could still be in ground

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Merseyside Police have confirmed a search of Anfield football stadium is currently underway after Liverpool Football Club raised an alert earlier this afternoon.

At 3.05pm the club reported to Merseyside Police that the ground had been evacuated after a man who had been on a tour was unaccounted for and believed to be in the stadium.

The club say they cannot guarantee the man has left the ground and therefore a search of the ground is underway.

WATCH: new time-lapse of Anfield re-development

Liverpool FC has released new time-lapse footage capturing Anfield’s transformation since work began on the redevelopment of the Main Stand.

The footage shows how the expansion has taken shape since construction work got underway in January and includes key moments such as the lifting of the new 650 tonne roof truss and the installation of the first concrete sections of the new upper tier.

Towering high above the existing Stadium, the redeveloped Main Stand is set to comprise three tiers, adding around 8,500 seats and taking the overall capacity of Anfield to around 54,000.

With more than 3,000 tonnes of steel already erected at Anfield, the Main Stand expansion project is scheduled to be completed during the 2016/17 season – creating one of the largest single stands in European football.


Bomb specialists investigate an explosion in Anfield

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Roads in the Anfield area of Liverpool have been cordoned off by Police this morning after a minor explosion caused a car to catch fire.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 3.45 am but the fire had extinguished itself by the time they reached the scene.

No-one was injured during the incident and no major damage was caused but explosives experts are at the scene to ensure the area is safe.

A full investigation into the incident is underway to establish the cause of this minor explosion.

Police expect the area to be closed for the next couple of hours.

Liverpool City Council agrees Anfield expansion plans

Liverpool City Council has approved plans to expand Anfield Stadium's capacity to around 54,000.

An artist's impression of the plans for Anfield Credit: LFC

The plans, which are still subject to conditions and legal agreement, would see 8,500 seats added to the Main Stand, and an extra 4,000 to the Anfield Road stand.

How the new Anfield would look inside Credit: LFC

Construction could begin on the main stand soon, and be completed by the 2016/17 season.

Liverpool FC’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Ayre, said: “Today’s approval by the Planning Committee is another step on our journey which we embarked on nearly two years ago.

“We’ve received very positive support for our proposals during a public consultation exercise earlier this year and whilst we are delighted about the progress made today, there are still some steps that we need to navigate through in order to give us the certainty that we need to proceed with our expansion plans.”

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