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Liverpool's Anfield home evacuated after a man 'goes missing' during stadium tour

Police were called at around 3pm this afternoon.

Liverpool's Anfield home.
Liverpool's Anfield home.
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Updated at 21.30pm 

ANFIELD HAS BEEN evacuated following a security alert at the home of Liverpool Football Club this afternoon.

Police were called to the ground at around 3pm to address ‘security concerns’.

The Liverpool Echo reports the alarm was raised after a man went missing during a stadium tour. His whereabouts is still unaccounted for.

Both the club and police said the stadium was emptied as a precaution but sniffer dogs were then later used at the stadium.

“Merseyside Police can confirm officers are in attendance following security concerns at Anfield Stadium today (Tuesday, 27 October),” a police statement reads.

“As a precautionary measure, the club has evacuated the stadium and officers are now carrying out enquiries at the scene.

“Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

A club spokesperson added:“There is an incident at Anfield stadium and as a precautionary measure the facility has been evacuated. The priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone at the ground. The emergency services are aware of the situation.”

Liverpool are due to host Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening at Anfield.

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