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Man shot dead in 'targeted attack' in Liverpool

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Police in Liverpool are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot dead in the street.

The victim thought to be in his 20's was found on the pavement at Lloyd Close in Everton shortly after five o'clock. Police are treating it as a targeted attack.

“A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to bring the person or persons responsible to justice. It is still the very early stages of a major investigation and we need the public’s help in identifying who was in Lloyd Close at the time this incident happened.

I would urge anyone living in the street or nearby or anyone passing by who saw or heard anything suspicious to please do the right thing and come forward. Even the most trivial or insignificant piece of information could be important and help us bring the perpetrators to justice.

– Detective Superintendent Lee Turner

Man shot dead on Liverpool street

Police were called to the shooting at 5.15pm Credit: PA

Police have sealed off a street in Liverpool after a man was shot dead.

Officers were called to Lloyd Close in Everton at 5.15pm this evening, amid reports a man had been injured. He died later in hospital.

Forensic teams are searching for evidence. Detectives are trying to trace the man's family.

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Housing officials issue new statement on Seaforth tower block

"The most recent update from the appointed demolition contractor, J. Bryan (Victoria) Ltd, is that they are planning to carry out a phased demolition of the remaining structure of Montgomery House.

One Vision Housing is doing everything it can to ensure that those residents affected by the ongoing exclusion zone (circa 70 properties) are being made as comfortable as possible with hotel accommodation, food, drink and other provisions. One Vision Housing staff continue to be in attendance at the hotels to ensure that those residents have the relevant support and access to information.

If any residents in the exclusion zone require further information or assistance they can contact One Vision Housing on 0300 365 1111."

– One Vision Housing

The demolition nightmare for Merseyside residents

Efforts to demolish two tower blocks on Merseyside haven't at all gone according to plan.

Both buildings in Seaforth withstood the initial explosive charges.

One collapsed hours later.

But the other stayed upright meaning dozens of people living nearby had to leave their homes.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the latest

Housing officials issue statement on Seaforth demolitions

Credit: Elaine Willcox, ITV Granada

We are currently working with our demolition contractor to ensure that the controlled collapse of Montgomery House is carried out safely and as quickly as possible.

Affected residents have been provided with hotel accommodation, and our staff will be onsite throughout the day to answer any queries they have.

We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding while we carry out this controlled collapse. Further updates will be provided throughout the day.

– One Vision Housing

Clip: with Shaun Ingram, Contracts Manager, J. Bryan:-

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