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Claims the justice system failed St Helens teen Jordan Campbell whose killers were released early from jail

There are claims that the justice system failed a 17 year old boy who was murdered in St Helens.

Three men were jailed yesterday for killing Jordan Campbell on New Years Eve.

Each of his killers had been freed after serving half their sentences, which is Ministry of Justice policy.

Matt O'Donoghue report.


Tackle racism when you see it: the Anthony Walker Foundation urges everyone to take action

The murder of Anthony Walker was a tragedy for those who knew and loved him.

But it was also a turning point.

Anthony's friends and family were determined the kind of mentality that drove his killers should be challenged and defeated.

So they set up a charity in his name to combat hate crime - our reporter Tim Scott looks at the legacy of Anthony Walker.

Festival is back for its 10th year

The Kendal Calling music festival is back for the 10th year.

Thousands are expected to make the trip to South Cumbria for the four day event.

Manchester's James will be among the headline acts along with DJs Mr Scruff and Dave Haslam.

Elbow will be performing on Saturday Credit: pa

Headlining on Saturday are rockers Elbow, from Bury.

The weekend will also see performances from the Kaiser Chiefs and Snoop Dogg.

Anthony Walker's legacy - 10 years on from his murder

It's ten years since 18 year old Anthony Walker was murdered in a racist attack in a park in Liverpool.

His killers, Paul Taylor and Michael Barton were jailed for life.

A foundation has been set up in Anthony's name to tackle hate crime and promote diversity on Merseyside.

Anthony was attacked in McGoldrick Park, Huyton Credit: family photo

Anthony's sister Dominique says her brother's death inspired her to join the police. She now works in their specialist hate crime unit.

She has spoken about dealing with her loss.


Liverpool man found guilty of buying deadly poison ricin from Dark Web

Officers used a UV light to find traces of the fake poison on Ali Credit: GMP

A man from Liverpool has been found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

An Old Bailey jury deliberated for around five and a half hours to convict software programmer Mohammed Ali, 31, of attempting to possess a chemical weapon between January 10 and February 12.

Under the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal with a supplier on the internet black market to buy 500mg of powder for 500 US dollars - enough to kill 1,400 people.

Ali was unaware that his source Psychochem was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.

After the father of two took delivery of a toy car with five vials hidden in the battery compartment, police swooped to arrest him at his home in Prescot Road, Liverpool.

Under ultraviolet light, Ali's face lit up showing that he had handled the package which had been specially treated with a marker substance

A toy car was recovered which contained the substance which Ali believed was Ricin Credit: GMP

Education: Swim & Survive

A life saving session organised by Nelson Fire Service for police cadets aged 13 to 18. Credit: GTV

The family of a teenager from Colne who drowned last year want water safety to be part of the national curriculum. James Goodship died at Fullridge reservoir after becoming stranded on a raft. The Royal Life Saving Society say drowning can be prevented by teaching people survival and water rescue skills.

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