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29/01/2017

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Good evening.

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Police investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead

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in Liverpool are appealing for witnesses to find

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the killer's getaway car.

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44-year-old Tommy Baker was attacked after he left a gym on Friday.

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Shabnam Younus-Jewell reports.

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Tommy Baker was from Everton and a father of two.

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He had a grown-up son and teenager.

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On Friday morning, he was working out at the Phoenix Fitness Centre

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in Old Swan.

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He left the gym soon after 8am and tried to get into his car -

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that's where he was shot twice in the head and the chest.

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He was taken to hospital, where he died.

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A postmortem examination confirmed it was a result of gunshot wounds.

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Police believe the killer arrived at the scene in

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a small, grey or silver hatchback, parked it next to Mr Baker's

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car and waited for him.

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The killer then sped away towards Liverpool city centre.

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Officers say motorists may have had to take action to avoid the vehicle.

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Tommy Baker was known to the police, and they believe this

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was a targeted attack, but they're stressing that,

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at this stage, they don't know the motive.

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The gym is in part of the Stanley Meat Fish Market,

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a few miles outside the city centre.

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Detectives have stepped up patrols in the area,

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and they're looking at CCTV footage.

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They say it would have been busy at the time of the murder,

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and are appealing for witnesses.

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Shabnam Younus-Jewell, BBC North West Tonight, Liverpool.

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Two activists have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

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after entering a BAE Systems site in Warton, in an apparent

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attempt to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia.

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In a statement, the two men said they were trying disarm fighter jets

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to prevent them from being delivered to the Saudi government.

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A police investigation is underway.

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Police investigating the murder of a woman in Moston yesterday have

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arrested a 46-year-old man.

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Officers were called to Kinver Road at 1pm yesterday afternoon,

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where they found a body they believe to be that of

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46-year-old Chrissy Kendall.

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Celebrations have been taking place across the north-west today

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to mark Chinese New Year.

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Manchester has long had strong connections with China, and today

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thousands of people crowded the streets to take part

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in the festivities, as Juliet Phillips reports.

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A 175-foot dragon has been snaking its way

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through Manchester city centre.

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It's in a parade to celebrate this Chinese New Year,

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the Year of the Rooster.

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People born in this year are said to be hard-working,

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talkative and outgoing.

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It's not a year for mollycoddling.

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It's a year to, sort of, get down to business.

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So, as long as you are prepared to work hard,

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then the way will be paved for accomplishment and success.

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New Year is a really special time for everybody,

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really, for families and young people, and it is just a great

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time to get together.

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Festivities had been happening in Liverpool, as well,

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home to Europe's oldest Chinese community.

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Schoolchildren this week were treated to a lion dance performance.

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Happy New Year!

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Back in Manchester, the streets were crowded.

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Around 90,000 people came to the Chinese New Year celebrations

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in Manchester last year.

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The city has the largest population of Chinese people outside of London.

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Yes, I'm very pleased.

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Of course, it's the weather, you know, the England weather,

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it always pours down, but this year it's really great.

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All of the Chinese people are getting together today

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in Chinatown and Albert Square to celebrate the New Year together,

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and that is spectacular.

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The dragon itself is fantastic, and the lions doing the lion dance

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afterwards was really good.

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Just all of the colours and all of the vibes here,

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everyone is just having a great time.

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It is much better than I have had in Hong Kong.

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This was a very lovely one.

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High praise, indeed.

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Juliet Phillips, BBC North West Tonight, Manchester.

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Now let's take a look at the weather.

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Good evening.

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Well, we had a real mixed bag of weather today,

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with some bright spells and some showers, and that sort of weather

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is going to continue over the next couple of days.

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We're just getting rid of this low-pressure system at the moment,

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so the rain is easing off over the course of tonight.

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Now, as we have a look at the detail this evening,

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there is some hill fog in places, quite a cloudy night

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as well, still the odd shower here and there,

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and lows of around 0 Celsius,

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so the chance of some icy conditions,

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particularly in rural spots.

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Then, as we go through tonight and towards tomorrow morning,

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we will have a bright start in some places, but then that cloud

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will start to increase before another band of showery rain starts

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to push across the region.

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Highs of around seven Celsius, there.

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I'll leave you with the outlook - a little unsettled this week

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but noticeably milder for the next few days.

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That's it from us.

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We'll be back at 6.25 tomorrow morning.

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Goodbye.

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