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<B>Tuesday 1 September:</b> Fuzzy brained victim, Beatles bonanza, guard of honour, Yate’s bother

Published on September 1st 2009.

A MAN SHOT IN THE LEG is refusing to tell police where or how it happened. It is believed that the shooting took place in the Bootle area, but police say they are unclear on a motive for the attack. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. The 21-year-old victim is said by police to be “unclear about how he received his injuries” and is being treated in hospital.

MATHEW STREET FESTIVAL attracted thousands of people into the city this weekend. Described as the “most successful music festival the city has ever seen”, over 300,000 people flocked to see the diverse range of bands playing at Europe’s largest free festival. Last night, Liverpool Council leader Warren Bradley said the city was already looking at ways of making next year even better.

TWO BROTHERS HAVE INHERITED the honour of guarding the Queen from a childhood friend. Privates Craig and Daniel Fletcher will be among the Queen’s guards for the next four months after Private Michael Haeney completed the role. The three men, who grew up in Wallasey and attended Oldershaw School, in Liscard, underwent 3½ months of intense training to ensure they were fit for the role.

A FORMER BARMAID HAS RECEIVED a £7,500 payout after being assaulted by two drinkers. Ann Joyce, 28, a GMB union member, was left with a black eye, bleeding nose and a cut face after the incident at Yates’s, Allerton Road, on New Year’s Eve, 2006.

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