‘Silence is not an option’: Police make another appeal over Liverpool shooting – after two men arrested over Olivia Pratt-Korbel death | UK News

Police say they ‘need names’ in their investigation into the fatal shooting of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool, and are urging people to share their appeal.

Merseyside Police says it wants to ensure “there’s no hiding place for anyone involved”.

Two men have been arrested in connection with Olivia’s death.

A 33-year-old from the Dovecot area of the city was arrested on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder on Friday afternoon.

On Thursday, a 36-year-old was arrested on the same charges.

Detectives have released CCTV footage of that arrest, as well as an image of an Audi Q3 that was believed to have been used to take Joseph Nee, a 35-year-old man who was injured in the shooting and is believed to be the intended target, to hospital.

The Audi Q3 which has been seized by police. Pic: Merseyside Police
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An Audi Q3 has been seized by police. Pic: Merseyside Police

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That vehicle has been seized and is being examined by forensic experts.

On Saturday morning, Merseyside Police tweeted: “A simple request – share this far and wide, to everyone you know, and ask them to share if further still, so that there’s no hiding place for anyone involved in the murder of little Olivia. We need names. Silence is not an option.”

Olivia’s family has paid tribute to her, describing her as a “unique, chatty, nosey little girl who broke the mould when she was born”.

Ambassador of Liverpool FC, Ian Rush (right), and Ambassador of Everton FC, Ian Snodin, visits the scene in Kingsheath Avenue, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was fatally shot on Monday night. Picture date: Friday August 26, 2022.
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Ian Snodin, ambassador of Everton FC, and Ian Rush, ambassador of Liverpool FC, visit the scene
Floral tributes are left near to the scene of an incident in Kingsheath Avenue, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was fatally shot on Monday night. Picture date: Friday August 26, 2022.
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Flowers left near the Olivia’s home

They added: “Although her life was short, her personality certainly wasn’t and she lived it to the most she could, and would blow people away with her wit and kindness.”

The family has urged people to “do the right thing”, and said: “If anyone knows anything, now is the time to speak up. It is not about being a ‘snitch’ or a ‘grass’, it is about finding out who took our baby away from us.”

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