Liverpool: An A-level student with ambitions to be a lawyer has been murdered with an axe-blow to the head in what appears to have been a racist attack.
Anthony Walker, an 18-year-old black man, had his head split open with the axe by a man as he waited for a bus with his white girlfriend and a cousin, both 17, near his home in Huyton, Liverpool, on Friday night.
Minutes before, Walker had been subjected to what police called a «torrent of racial abuse» by a group of white men.
«All the local children used to know him,» said Paul Farmer, 17, a friend of Walker. «He used to play basketball in the park where he was killed every evening. Everyone says they are a nice family who have lived in the area all their lives. They have never had any problems of racial abuse.» (times)