Soldiers help complete centre named after Rhys Jones

Soldiers from the 36 Engineer Regiment are in Liverpool are helping to build a new fence around the Rhys Jones Centre today.

Rhys Jones was killed in 2007 Credit: Police / Family photograph

Fencing going all around the building was on the original plans for the centre, but a lack of funding means it was never completed.

The centre was opened last September in memory of Rhys Jones, who was killed by a stray bullet, aged 11, in a shooting in 2007.

His death became symbolic of north Liverpool's gang warfare problem. The community centre named after him helps local youngsters escape poverty and crime.

The opening of the Rhys Jones Centre in Liverpool Credit: Granada Reports