Elle Edwards: Two arrests made in connection to tragic Liverpool Christmas Eve shooting

Undated family handout photo of 26-year-old Elle Edwards who has been named as the women who died in a shooting incident at the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village, near Liverpool, on Christmas Eve. Issue date: Monday December 26, 2022.
Undated family handout photo of 26-year-old Elle Edwards who has been named as the women who died in a shooting incident at the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village, near Liverpool, on Christmas Eve. Issue date: Monday December 26, 2022.

Elle Edwards was shot in Wallasey Village as she celebrated Christmas with friends, dying later in hospital

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Merseyside Police have arrested a 22-year-old man from Wirral on suspicion of the murder of Elle Edwards outside a Wallasey pub on Christmas Eve.

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

A 23-year-old woman from Wirral has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, police said, bringing the total number of arrests in connection with the shooting to five.

A 30-year-old man from Tranmere was previously arrested on suspicion of the 26-year-old beautician’s murder. He was recalled to prison on licence.

Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said: “This brings the number of arrests in connection with the tragic death of Elle to five.

“Although extensive work is going on from our dedicated teams across Merseyside Police and a great deal of intelligence has come in, I would still ask that anyone who has information and has yet to come forward, does so.

“If they don’t want to speak to police directly then please get in touch with Crimestoppers where information can be given in confidence.”

People have been urged to “do the right thing and speak up” if they have information, with police and local councillors warning that people should not “stay quiet” or “sit in silence” if they have useful knowledge about the murder.