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Merseyside riots: Four bailed over disorder

Four people held in connection with rioting in south Liverpool and Wirral last week have been released on bail.

Three men aged 19, 21 and 23 and a 19-year-old woman, all from Wavertree, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted burglary.

The woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

A 17-year-old girl from Tuebrook has been charged with burglary following an incident on Lawrence Road.

She is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 30 August.

Merseyside Police said the four were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Cars burnt

More than 60 people have so far been charged in connection with the disorder.

Large groups of youths took to the streets in Toxteth and Wavertree last Monday and Tuesday night.

Gangs set fire to cars and there were reports of many throwing missiles at the emergency services.

Four fire engines were taken out of service after they were damaged.

The violence also spread to Wirral on Tuesday, when cars and wheelie bins were set alight and shop windows were smashed and gangs clashed with riot police.

Police are urging anyone with photographs or video footage of the disorder to contact them.

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