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Anthony Walker festival under way
Anthony Walker
Anthony Walker was attacked near McGoldrick Park
A festival in memory of the murdered teenager Anthony Walker is under way.

Featuring a host of sporting, artistic and musical entertainment, the Liverpool festival is also staging workshops on racism and bullying.

The weekend has been organised by the Anthony Walker Foundation which was set up by relatives of the teenager to help promote racial harmony.

The 18-year-old was killed with an ice axe in McGoldrick Park in Huyton, Merseyside, on 29 July last year.

Cousins Michael Barton, 17, and Paul Taylor, 20, were convicted of Anthony's murder in November 2005.

It is hoped the Anthony Walker Festival, at the Greenbank Sports Academy and Sefton Park, will become an annual event.

It is part of a series of initiatives organised by the Anthony Walker Foundation which was set up by the teenager's mum, Gee, 49, and sister Dominique, 21, following his death.


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