By Chris King •
Updated: 05 Sep 2022 • 23:42
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Merseyside Police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel. According to Sky News, a 34-year-old man was detained late on Sunday, September 4. The suspect was taken into custody for questioning after being arrested on the M42 in the Midlands. He is suspected of assisting an offender.
Meanwhile, the force has requested and been granted an extra 36 hours to continue with their questioning of the three suspects who were already in custody. They include a 34-year-old man who is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
A 29-year-old man and another 41-year-old man are being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.
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Merseyside Police detectives hunting the killer of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel announced that a 34-year-old man was arrested early this morning, Sunday, September 4. He has been detained on suspicion of murder and attempted murder they confirmed, as reported by news.sky.com.
The suspect is being questioned by the police and remains in custody. Another man, a 41-year-old from the Knowsley district of Liverpool, was also taken into custody on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both men were reportedly arrested in the Runcorn area of the city.
A 29-year-old was also arrested later today on suspicion of assisting an offender. He remains in custody, where detectives are questioning him. This third arrest came after warrants were executed by police officers at two different homes in Liverpool.
Nine-year-old Olivia tragically died after being shot by a gunman on Monday, August 22. The incident occurred when convicted burglar Joseph Nee was chased into a property in Liverpool’s Dovecot area. A post-mortem examination established that Olivia died as the result of a gunshot wound to her chest. Olivia’s mother Cheryl was also injured in the incident.
“I continue to urge anyone who has information that can help our investigation into Olivia’s tragic murder to please come forward so we can bring those responsible to justice”, said Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen, who is leading the murder investigation.
Offering the first update on the case, DCS Kameen continued: “A number of people have been arrested in respect of this investigation. However, we still need the public’s help in ensuring that we can build a strong evidential picture so justice is served for Olivia and her family”.
“With this, I appeal for those who may have information, no matter how small, that could continue to help our inquiries to contact us directly or anonymously and we will do the rest”, he concluded.
In a second update later this afternoon, the police confirmed that: “Detectives have this afternoon, Sunday 4 September, arrested a further suspect in connection with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel”
“Officers executed warrants at two addresses in the Liverpool area and arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender. He is in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives”, they explained.
Two suspects who were arrested in connection with Olivia’s death have since been released on bail. A 33-year-old man from Dovecot, and a 36-year-old from Huyton had originally been detained on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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