Crimestoppers offers £200,000 for information on the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel

Olivia was shot when a gunman chased another man into her home in Dovecot on 22 August

Crimestoppers is offering a record £200,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool.

A £100,000 sum was offered by a private donor, and the charity’s founder Lord Ashcroft has matched that for the biggest single reward offer in its history.

Lord Ashcroft said: “This case has been incredibly shocking, not just for those who are directly affected, but also for Liverpool and the nation as a whole.

“I am delighted that with the support of a private donor, Crimestoppers can now offer a record £200,000 for information to catch Olivia’s killer.”

Olivia was killed in Dovecot, Liverpool on 22 August after a gunman fired shots into her home as he chased another man.

She was hit in the chest as she stood behind her mother.

Nine arrests have been made so far, but they have all been released on bail and no one has been charged.

The target of the initial killer, Joseph Nee, remains in hospital, Merseyside Police have confirmed.

More to follow.