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Police investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead
in Liverpool are appealing for witnesses to find
the killer's getaway car.
44-year-old Tommy Baker was attacked after he left a gym on Friday.
Shabnam Younus-Jewell reports.
Tommy Baker was from Everton and a father of two.
He had a grown-up son and teenager.
On Friday morning, he was working out at the Phoenix Fitness Centre
in Old Swan.
He left the gym soon after 8am and tried to get into his car -
that's where he was shot twice in the head and the chest.
He was taken to hospital, where he died.
A postmortem examination confirmed it was a result of gunshot wounds.
Police believe the killer arrived at the scene in
a small, grey or silver hatchback, parked it next to Mr Baker's
car and waited for him.
The killer then sped away towards Liverpool city centre.
Officers say motorists may have had to take action to avoid the vehicle.
Tommy Baker was known to the police, and they believe this
was a targeted attack, but they're stressing that,
at this stage, they don't know the motive.
The gym is in part of the Stanley Meat Fish Market,
a few miles outside the city centre.
Detectives have stepped up patrols in the area,
and they're looking at CCTV footage.
They say it would have been busy at the time of the murder,
and are appealing for witnesses.
Shabnam Younus-Jewell, BBC North West Tonight, Liverpool.
Two activists have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage
after entering a BAE Systems site in Warton, in an apparent
attempt to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, the two men said they were trying disarm fighter jets
to prevent them from being delivered to the Saudi government.
A police investigation is underway.
Police investigating the murder of a woman in Moston yesterday have
arrested a 46-year-old man.
Officers were called to Kinver Road at 1pm yesterday afternoon,
where they found a body they believe to be that of
46-year-old Chrissy Kendall.
Celebrations have been taking place across the north-west today
to mark Chinese New Year.
Manchester has long had strong connections with China, and today
thousands of people crowded the streets to take part
in the festivities, as Juliet Phillips reports.
A 175-foot dragon has been snaking its way
through Manchester city centre.
It's in a parade to celebrate this Chinese New Year,
the Year of the Rooster.
People born in this year are said to be hard-working,
talkative and outgoing.
It's not a year for mollycoddling.
It's a year to, sort of, get down to business.
So, as long as you are prepared to work hard,
then the way will be paved for accomplishment and success.
New Year is a really special time for everybody,
really, for families and young people, and it is just a great
time to get together.
Festivities had been happening in Liverpool, as well,
home to Europe's oldest Chinese community.
Schoolchildren this week were treated to a lion dance performance.
Happy New Year!
Back in Manchester, the streets were crowded.
Around 90,000 people came to the Chinese New Year celebrations
in Manchester last year.
The city has the largest population of Chinese people outside of London.
Yes, I'm very pleased.
Of course, it's the weather, you know, the England weather,
it always pours down, but this year it's really great.
All of the Chinese people are getting together today
in Chinatown and Albert Square to celebrate the New Year together,
and that is spectacular.
The dragon itself is fantastic, and the lions doing the lion dance
afterwards was really good.
Just all of the colours and all of the vibes here,
everyone is just having a great time.
It is much better than I have had in Hong Kong.
This was a very lovely one.
High praise, indeed.
Juliet Phillips, BBC North West Tonight, Manchester.
Now let's take a look at the weather.
Well, we had a real mixed bag of weather today,
with some bright spells and some showers, and that sort of weather
is going to continue over the next couple of days.
We're just getting rid of this low-pressure system at the moment,
so the rain is easing off over the course of tonight.
Now, as we have a look at the detail this evening,
there is some hill fog in places, quite a cloudy night
as well, still the odd shower here and there,
and lows of around 0 Celsius,
so the chance of some icy conditions,
particularly in rural spots.
Then, as we go through tonight and towards tomorrow morning,
we will have a bright start in some places, but then that cloud
will start to increase before another band of showery rain starts
to push across the region.
Highs of around seven Celsius, there.
I'll leave you with the outlook - a little unsettled this week
but noticeably milder for the next few days.
That's it from us.
We'll be back at 6.25 tomorrow morning.