A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel. Story by the DailyMail
Merseyside Police said the man from West Derby in Liverpool was arrested on Friday night on suspicion of assisting an offender.
He is now being questioned by detectives following the police’s 11th arrest over Olivia’s murder.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘The investigation into Olivia’s murder is ongoing and we continue to appeal for people with information to come forward to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice.’
It comes after an 18-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were both arrested on Thursday when police carried out warrants on three properties in the West Derby area.
They were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the young girl’s murder. The 18-year-old, from West Derby, is in custody where he will be questioned by detectives. He had been the tenth person arrested in connection with the case, while the 29-year-old remains in custody.
Olivia was shot in her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22 when a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee inside at about 10pm.
The investigation into Olivia’s tragic murder is ongoing and police said they still need to build up a strong evidential picture so they can bring those responsible to justice.
The update comes after Olivia’s mother Cheryl, who was injured in the shooting, paid tribute to her ‘little shadow’ in an emotional video filmed and released by Merseyside Police, where she called for those responsible for her daughter’s death to ‘own up’.
She broke down in tears as she described how her daughter would never stop talking and said: ‘That’s what I miss the most, because I can’t hear her talk.’ Continue reading story in full: Police make 11th arrest over murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel as they hold man, 37