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CCTV image released over Anfield newsagent arson attack

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Media captionThe shop owner slipped on the flammable liquid and fell into the fire

CCTV images have been released of the moment arsonists set fire to a shop in Liverpool with the owner inside.

Two offenders squirted flammable liquid into the shop before igniting it at Robinson News on Priory Road in Anfield on 8 June.

Jude Jeevan, 48, suffered serious burns to his hands and arms after slipping on the liquid and falling into the fire.

Mr Jeevan has appealed for information into the attack that left his shop, and the flat above, badly damaged.

He said the arsonists were wearing masks when they entered the shop and at first he "thought they were joking".

He said he "lost everything" in the fire but is planning to open another shop next door.

"The community want me to open the shop again and I don't want to give up," he said.

A large-scale investigation is continuing into the arson and a number of possible motives are still being explored, Merseyside Police have said.

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