Monday, October 3, 2022

Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Second murder arrest for shooting

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The arrest of two men suspected of murdering a nine-year-old girl who was shot dead at her home in Liverpool is said to have brought a sense of hope and relief to the area.

A 33-year-old man from Dovecot was arrested by armed officers on Friday, a day after a 36-year-old man from the Huyton area was arrested following an operation also involving armed officers.

Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot dead on Monday night after a gunman chased his intended target, who was said to be convicted burglar Joseph Nee, into the family home in Dovecot, also injuring her mother Cheryl, 46.

Liverpool Deputy Mayor Harry Doyle said people reported information because they “want to see justice” for the little girl and her loved ones.

He told BBC Breakfast: “Our community is obviously still extremely shocked by what has happened.

“There is certainly a sense of hope and relief given the announcements of the two arrests so far.

“But the community really pulled together this week.”

On Saturday, Merseyside Police reiterated their appeal for people to come forward by name, warning “silence is not an option”.

The force tweeted: “One simple request – share this far and wide with everyone you know and ask them to share if they go further so there’s no one involved in little Olivia’s murder.” is involved, there is a hiding place.

“We need names. Silence is not an option.”

The 33-year-old suspect was arrested at Lunsford Road on Friday on suspicion of the murder of Olivia and two attempted murders.

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