Police have moved to reassure hundreds of Yemeni shopkeepers on Merseyside after the murder of newsagent Abdo Saeed Al-Selwi.

A protest march set to include 300 traders and hundreds more people from the local Yemeni community was cancelled at the last minute following a meeting between police and Yemeni community leaders.
The Yemeni community is calling for more to be done to stop attacks on minority groups and their businesses. Police have since visited store owners to provide help and discuss crime prevention.
Tributes have poured in since Abdo, 47, was shot in the chest in his store, Carol's Newsagent and General Store, in Huyton on May 31. 

A man who was arrested following his murder is being held under the Mental Health Act. 

Fellow shopkeepers and members of the Yemeni community paid tribute to the father of 11 and gathered outside the store to say prayers and lay flowers.

Merseyside Yemeni Community Association spokesman Rana Chrysokhoe told local press: "We have been having meetings with police most days since our friend was shot dead. That shooting could have happened to any one of us. We need reassurance that this won't happen again."

A spokesman for Merseyside Police told Convenience Store: "I can confirm that a number of meetings have taken place with members of the Yemeni community to help reassure them of their safety. We have also made a number of visits to shopkeepers to provide crime prevention advice."