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Liverpool Maya Bar attack: Three charged with murder

Anthony Condron from Huyton Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Anthony Condron was fatally injured at the Maya Bar in Liverpool city centre

Three men have appeared in court charged with murdering a man who was attacked in a Liverpool bar.

Anthony Condron, 29, from Huyton, was assaulted in the Maya Bar in Wood Street at about 01:00 GMT on Saturday.

Jamie Addison, 22, of Bridgewater Street, Liverpool, Joseph Booth, 24, of Ashbourne Road, Aigburth, and Paul Byrne, 23, of Ribbledale Road, Mossley Hill, have been charged with murder.

They appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today and were remanded into custody.

The trio, all wearing grey tracksuits, appeared before Judge Alan Conrad, QC. The case was adjourned to 5 March when the men are due to enter their pleas.

Mr Condron, who had been on a night out with his girlfriend and friends, was taken to hospital following the attack but pronounced dead at 02:24, police said.

'Darker place'

Paying tribute, Dean Condron said: "My brother Ant, I am glad you are my brother and an uncle to my two kids, you know you will never be forgotten and I will make sure my Lily-Rose and Pixie know what a top man, brother, uncle and friend you were. Xxx"

Adam Mannion, a friend of Mr Condron, said: "Words cannot explain, the way you improved all of our lives and the hole that is now left in your space.

"My life is going to forever be a darker place without you Anthony - I don't think I will ever laugh again the way you made me laugh. You had a massive heart and my family loved you, I know you knew that. x"

Police said officers want to speak to a group of females who are thought to have been in the bar and witnessed the incident.

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