Man and woman arrested in connection with 'cold-blooded murder' of Elle Edwards at pub on Christmas Eve
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Police have arrested a man and woman in connection with the murder of Elle Edwards on Christmas Eve.
Twenty-six-year-old Edwards was out with family and friends in Wallasey, Merseyside, on Saturday when she was shot and killed. Four other people were injured with one man still receiving treatment for his injuries.
Police have said it is not believed Edwards was the intended victim of the attack.
On Monday (26 December), 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. As yet, their identities have not been made public.
Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs from Major Crime Investigations said: “We have made two arrests in connection with this cold-blooded shooting.
“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.”
Police have also said that now is ‘not the time’ for people to keep potentially important information to themselves and have urged people to come forward.
Superintendent Matthew Moscrop said: “We urge anyone with information, no matter how small, to contact us, supporting the investigation and helping to find justice for Elle, her family and others injured or otherwise affected.
“This is not the time for anyone who knows who is responsible for this shooting to stay quiet. Do the right thing and contact us with information.”
Dame Angela Eagle MP for Wallasey added: “I think it is important that police and community partners come together in the aftermath of this extremely shocking and awful tragedy where a young woman has lost her life.
“It is absolutely heart-breaking for Elle’s family and what they are currently going through.
“I urge anyone with information that will help the investigation, no matter how small to please come contact police so the perpetrator of this appalling crime is brought to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000948723.