Elle Edwards: First picture released of man charged with murdering 26-year-old in devastating Christmas Eve pub shooting

Elle Edwards was shot while on a night out on Christmas Eve.
Elle Edwards was shot while on a night out on Christmas Eve.

He will appear in Liverpool Crown Court on Monday and is to be remanded in custody until then

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The first picture of the man charged with murdering Elle Edwards has been released.

Elle Edwards, 26, was shot in the head at the Lighthouse in Wallasey Village as she celebrated Christmas with friends, dying later in hospital.

Connor Chapman, 22, appeared at Wirral Magistrates’ Court
Connor Chapman, 22, appeared at Wirral Magistrates’ Court

She is not believed to have been the intended target of the attack, which left four men injured.

Connor Chapman, 22, appeared at Wirral Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with nine offences related to the incident.

Chapman, wearing a grey tracksuit and with long hair, was charged with possessing a converted Scorpion sub-machine gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

As well the murder of Ms Edwards, the court heard he was charged with the attempted murder of Jake Duffy and Kieran Salkeld, and the unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm of Harry Loughran, Nicholas Speed and Liam Carr.

He was also charged with handling stolen goods, a Mercedes A Class car, between December 22 and 26 last year.

Chapman spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and said he was of no fixed address.

He will be remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday.