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Two arrested after fatal shooting of Elle Edwards in a pub on Christmas Eve

The 26-year-old was shot in the head on Christmas Eve - police say they 'will not rest' until her killer is brought to justice.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 27th December 2022

Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Elle Edwards, 26, who was murdered in a pub on Christmas Eve.

Elle had been in the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village when a gunman opened fire at around 11.50pm- she was shot in the head.

Though she was rushed to Arrowe Park Hospital, she died as a result of her injuries.

Four other people were injured, and a 28-year-old man from Beechwood is still receiving medical treatment.

Police believe Elle was not the intended target of the fatal Christmas Eve shooting at the popular pub.


A 30-year-old man from Tranmere has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Both have been taken into custody for questioning, and the public are still urged to come forward with any information that could aid the ongoing investigation.


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.


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“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.”

In an previous statement issued on Christmas Day, Detective Superintendent Coombs added: “No family should have to be faced with this ordeal at any time but at Christmas, which should be a time of peace and celebration, it makes is so much harder to bear.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000948723.

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