Continued appeal by detectives investigating murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Dovecot
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Detectives investigating the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Dovecot are continuing to appeal for information just over a week on from her tragic passing.
Officers attended at a house on Kingsheath Avenue, Dovecot at 10pm last Monday, 22 August, after reports that an unknown male had fired a gun inside the property, resulting in the death of Olivia and injuries to her mother, and to a man believed to have been the target, who has since been arrested.
Two men arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, aged 33 from Dovecot and aged 36 from Huyton, have been conditionally bailed and remain under investigation.
Extensive enquiries continue across Merseyside by a dedicated team of detectives, supported by officers and staff across the force.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said: “I want to take this opportunity, just over a week on from Olivia’s tragic murder, to reiterate our appeal, as we gather as much information as we possibly can.
"A lot has already come in and we’re grateful to those in our communities who have come forward. But just because we have seen two arrests doesn’t mean that we need that information any less.
“Tell us what you know, directly or anonymously, and let us judge how important that information is. Something you might think inconsequential could prove absolutely pivotal in our work, so don’t assume we don’t need to hear it. I’d rather see the same details sent in repeatedly, than people feeling they don’t need to share it.
“We are still keen to speak to anyone with information about the gunman, and the whereabouts of the firearm used. Likewise, anything else you know needs to be shared as soon as possible: for Olivia’s family, her friends, the community, and for justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 and 22000621096.
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 and information can be submitted here: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).