Further arrest in connection with murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel
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**Further update at 10:30am on Monday 5 September: Fourth arrest today in connection with Olivia Pratt-Korbel murder.**
A fourth man was arrested yesterday evening, Sunday 4 September, in relation to the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
The suspect was stopped on the M42 and the vehicle has been seized.
The 34-year-old driver, a man from Liverpool, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and he is in police custody.
**Update at 18:20 on Sunday 4 September: Further arrest in connection with Olivia Pratt-Korbel**
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.
Previous news article on Sunday 4 September
Detectives have arrested two men in relation to the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Dovecot, with one suspect arrested on suspicion of murder.
They were arrested in the Runcorn area in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 4 September.
A 34-year-old man from Liverpool has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He is in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.
A 41-year-old man from Knowsley has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is also in custody.
Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Investigations, Mark Kameen, said: “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.
“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 a 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.”
The investigation into Olivia's tragic murder is ongoing and we still need to build up a strong evidential picture so that we can bring those responsible to justice. Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.
If you have any CCTV/dashcam/smart doorbell footage that could help our inquiries they can be downloaded on the dedicated public portal for Olivia's murder, which will go straight through to the investigation team. Footage can be submitted here Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)