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Gun aimed at BBC radio presenter
Shelagh Fogarty
The BBC presenter grew up in the Croxteth area
A BBC Radio 5 Live presenter has had a gun pointed at her while filming a TV documentary in Liverpool.

Shelagh Fogarty was filming for an ITV Tonight with Trevor McDonald special to be aired on Monday.

She had returned to Croxteth, the area she grew up in, to see how safe she felt walking around after dark.

Her crew was threatened by teenagers armed with glass bottles and stones in Norris Green on Friday, before seeing a gunman in Croxteth the following night.

'Pockets of violence'

She said: "A car with blacked out windows pulled up alongside us, out from the passenger window comes an arm with a gun attached to it, I could clearly see the viewfinder light on the gun."

"I didn't think any city in this country was Disneyland before I did this piece, but I was quite shocked at the level of aggression and the pockets of violence in some areas."

The crew were filming in the Croxteth and Norris Green areas on Friday and Saturday night - the same area where 11-year-old Rhys Jones was shot dead last year.

Merseyside police are investigating the incident and have found the vehicle they believe was used.

A spokesperson said: "This is a serious incident and we're taking every possible step to find the offenders and recover the weapon."

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