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Mayor's gun crime mission

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson will meet with police and community leaders in Norris Green today. It's after Joseph Thompson was shot dead in the area

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Liverpool Mayor says he supports putting armed police on streets after fatal shooting

"The recent fatal shooting appalled the entire community of Norris Green who were shocked at the horrific and senseless violence that took place on their doorstep.

"The vast majority of local people are decent, law abiding citizens and righty feel aggrieved that the reputation of their neighbourhood is being unfairly tarnished.

"I fully understand and support the police's decision to provide reassurance through the deployment of armed patrols.

"During my visit I am keen to find out more about the concerns of local residents and also reassure them that we are working hard with the police and other agencies to tackle this issue.

"I would urge anyone who knows anything about guns or gangs to get in contact with Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers and pass on any piece of information - large or small - that they think may be significant."

– Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

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