Third person arrested in connection with 'cold-blooded murder' of Elle Edwards at pub on Christmas Eve
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A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Elle Edwards, who was shot dead outside a pub on Christmas Eve, Merseyside Police said today (29 December).
He is the third person to be arrested in the investigation.
On Monday (26 December), police announced they had arrested a man and woman in connection to the murder.
Merseyside Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Tranmere on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry who has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
None of the suspects have been named publicly as the investigation continues.
“We have made two arrests in connection with this cold-blooded shooting," Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs from Major Crime Investigations said on Monday.
“Elle’s family are still having to come to terms with her tragic loss, and our specially trained family liaison officers are supporting them.
“We will not rest until we bring those responsible to justice and I would appeal to anyone who has information to contact us.
“I would urge people who were in the Lighthouse Inn at the time of the incident, or anyone who has mobile or CCTV footage of what happened to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.
"We are also appealing to motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured anything on Dashcam or CCTV to contact us and every bit of evidence is crucial to the investigation.”
Merseyside Police have been given additional time to question the two suspects whose arrests were announced on Monday. They both remain in custody.
Edwards, 26, was out with family and friends in Wallasey, Merseyside, on Saturday when she was fatally shot and killed.
Four other people were injured in the shooting, with one man needing treatment for his injuries.
Police have said it is not believed Edwards was the intended victim of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000948723.