Man charged after racist attack at Anfield chip shop

A man has been charged following a racist attack at a Liverpool chip shop.

The 22-year-old was arrested after the incident at The International on Townsend Lane, Anfield, at about 02:00 GMT on Saturday.

He has been charged with a racially motivated public order offence, racially aggravated common assault, threatening behaviour and assault.

Police have also quizzed the man in connection with an assault nearby in which Wayne Mitchell, 42, died.

Mr Mitchell was left with fatal head injuries in an attack in nearby Claude Road shortly after the attack at the chip shop.

Women arrested

The 42-year-old, who was originally from Wigan, was resident in Anfield at the time of his death.

He was found unconscious by police officers at about 02:25 GMT after a taxi driver flagged down a patrol car and was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where he later died.

A post-mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Three women, two aged 20 and one aged 21, all from Anfield, have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

They have been bailed, along with the 22-year-old man, pending further inquiries.

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