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WATCH: Charity football match in memory of James Bulger

Twenty five years on from the murder of James Bulger a football match has taken place to raise money for the charity that's named after him.

James was just two-years-old when he was killed after being taken from a shopping centre in Liverpool.

Today celebrities joined former footballers at Tranmere's Prenton Park to raise money in his name.

Adam McClean reports.


Man shot dead in latest Liverpool shooting

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in Liverpool last night.

Officers were called to Alderson Road in Wavertree shortly after 10:30pm to reports a 25 year old man had been shot. The victim was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of this morning. It's thought the attack was targeted.

The shooting is the sixth on Merseyside in the last 10 days.

“In these early stages of our investigation, we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen the incident or seen anyone making off on foot or in a vehicle immediately after, possibly in the direction of Lawrence Road.

“Do you live or were you driving in the area around 10.40pm and saw anyone suspicious or any vehicle making off? Check any home CCTV or dashcam footage, as it may be vital in piecing together what happened tonight.

“Gun crime causes fear and harm in our communities and our resolve to take those responsible and their weapons off the streets is as relentless as ever.

– Detective Inspector Jacky Fitzpatrick
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