Detectives arrest man in connection with murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, who was gunned down at home | The Sun

COPS have arrested a man in connection with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool.

Olivia was fatally shot in the chest at her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22.

Her mother, Cheryl Korbel, 46, was injured as a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee, into their home.

Merseyside Police said a man had been arrested on Friday on suspicion of assisting an offender and was being questioned by detectives.

Thomas Cashman, 34, of West Derby, has been charged with Olivia's murder and will appear in court again next year on January 10.

Paul Russell, 40, of West Derby, has been charged with assisting an offender.

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Others arrested have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

It comes after officers found the gun thought to have been used in the killing of little Olivia.

Police investigating the murder discovered the handgun and ammunition in a Liverpool graveyard on October 19.

Tests are being carried out to confirm the type of gun – and whether it was used in her murder.

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Little Olivia was fatally shot in the chest at her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22.

Detectives have previously confirmed that a .38 revolver was the weapon that killed Olivia.

Pictures on social media show Cashman posing with Ferraris and other supercars.

Football fan Cashman is also photographed smiling in a restaurant wearing a designer watch.

Senior city coroner Andre Rebello said he would suspend the inquest proceedings into Olivia's death pending the upcoming court case.

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He said: “It is vitally important anyone who has any information rings Crimestoppers or contacts police to give them that information.

“There is a duty on us all to actually ensure that justice is done.”

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