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Police name men charged with murder of Londoner in Liverpool

Police have charged Joseph Walker, 27, Mark McEwen, 39, and Michael Samuels, 39, with the murder of Stuart Smith, 33, from London, who died on Sunday morning following an alleged assault near a number of popular bars and nightclubs in Liverpool.

A 33-year-old arrested in connection with the investigation was released without charge, a force spokeswoman added.

Walker, of Tintail Way, Middlesex, McEwen, of Angel Park Gardens, Brixton, south London and Samuels, of St James's Road, Croydon, will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning.