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Man arrested for Anfield Police firebomb attack

A still from footage of the attack Credit: Liverpool Echo

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Anfield has today been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault following an incident in Townsend Lane, Anfield yesterday where a suspected petrol bomb was thrown in the direction of police officers.

Police say the man has been taken to a police station to be interviewed and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

This news comes after police confirmed that they have also arrested a 25-year-old male on suspicion of drugs offences in relation to the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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

Credit: PA Images

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.

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