Man charged with attempted murder over incident at Bill Shankly-themed hotel in Liverpool

Bill Shankly remains an icon for Liverpool fans and the hotel (not pictured) was created in his honour

Bill Shankly remains an icon for Liverpool fans and the hotel (not pictured) was created in his honour

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A man has been charged with attempted murder after another man fell from height at a luxury Bill Shankly-themed hotel in Liverpool.

Craig Looby, 27, is also charged with wounding after the 34-year-old man fell from a fourth floor balcony shortly before 6am on Christmas Eve.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Looby, who currently lives in Dubai but is originally from Liverpool, got into a fracas with the other man shortly before he fell. They were both attending an event at the hotel.

Looby was arrested at the scene and appeared on December 26 at South Sefton Magistrates Court. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday January 23 2018.

The 34-year-old man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the fall. He was taken to Aintree University Hospital where his condition is described as improving. 

The hotel, which opened in 2015, has been designed as a shrine to Bill Shankly, the former Liverpool football manager who turned the club into a superpower in the 1960s. 

Aimed at Liverpool fans, the building is adorned with Shankly memorabilia, from quotations embedded in the walls and roof to a pair of boots in the lobby. The hotel also offers Shankly-themed tours to interested parties.