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Two charged over racist graffiti following teen death

Racist taunts at school

Two people have been charged over racist graffiti that appeared at Maricourt School in Maghull and in Balls Wood Park.

It followed the death of 15 year old Erick Mania who passed away at the weekend. He was found dead after posting 'Bye' on his Facebook page. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Soon after racist taunters were sprayed onto the school. James Coleman, aged 18, of Buckfast Close in Netherton and a 17-year-old male from Bootle who cannot be named because of his age, have each been charged with two counts of racially aggravated criminal damage. Both will appear before magistrates court this morning.

Erick Mania

Two charged over Liverpool shooting

A man and a boy have been charged with attempted murder after another man was shot in the head on Merseyside.

The 19 year old victim was discovered by emergency services last week after they were called to a car crash in Maghull. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy are due to appear before South Sefton Magistrates' Court later.