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Liverpool arson treated as a "hate crime"

Police in Liverpool are treating an arson attack at a shop in Anfield as a hate crime.

Officers were called to Robinson News on Priory Road last night.

It was after two men, with their faces covered entered, the shop and verbably abused the shopkeeper.

They then threw what's thought to be an accelerant into the premises.

The 48 year old shopkeeper received serious injuries to his hands and arms trying to put out the blaze.

A resident from the flat above managed to escape unhurt.


LFC goalkeeper in donor bid

LFC goalkeeper Brad Jones is encouraging people to join the bone marrow register. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Liverpool's goalkeeper Brad Jones is behind a fresh bid to find more bone marrow donors.

His son Luca, 6, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010 and died the following year.

Now he's working with the Anthony Nolan Trust to encourage more people to sign up.

An event at Anfield yesterday focussed on getting more young men to join the register.

Police release CCTV after assault in Anfield

Merseyside Police has released CCTV stills of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the assault of a man in Anfield on Sunday 3rd March.

Do you know this man? Police would like to speak to him in connection with the assault Credit: Merseyside Police

Police were called to a report of a fight outside The George pub on Breck Road at about 12.30am. Officers at the scene found a 34-year-old man collapsed with serious head injuries.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Anfield community need help to re-open bakery

Mitchell's in Anfield closed in 2010 after more than a century in business. Credit: ITV Granada

A family-run bakery in the shadow of Anfield stadium closed in 2010 after more than one hundred years in business.

Now a community group want to get Mitchell's open again.

They need £13,000 to get the project off the ground and have turned to Kickstarter, a social crowd-funding website, to help them.

They have also been serving up pies and cakes on match days to help with the fundraising.

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