Two people arrested after fatal shooting of council worker Ashley Dale in Liverpool | UK News
Merseyside Police say a man and woman have been arrested following the fatal shooting of council worker Ashley Dale in Liverpool on Sunday.
28 years old is was found with gunshot wounds in her garden in the Old Swan area and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police investigating murder previously released CCTV footage of a car being driven in the areaimmediately before the incident was reported.
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Authorities say they do not believe she was the intended target of the attack.
A tether remains in place while investigations continue, and CCTV as well as forensic investigations are being carried out in the local area.
Her death was part of the violence taking place in Merseyside. Just a day after Ashley was killed, Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot dead by a masked assailant while inside her home on Kingsheath Avenue, in the city’s Dovecot section.
Sam Rimmer, 20, was also killed on August 16 – the first of three deadly shootings that took place over a seven-day period.
Mr. Rimmer, from Bootle, was at Lavrock Bank with a group of friends when two electric bicycles were driven into the sewer. Several shots were fired towards the group at 11:40 p.m. Three arrests were made, but they were released on bail.
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Ashley’s Family honor their “bright light” and said “our hearts are broken into a million pieces”.
Following the two’s arrests, Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings said: “Our thoughts are still with Ashley Dale’s family and friends following the horrific incident that led to her tragic death.
“Our officers have now made two arrests last night. Investigations continue to determine the motive behind this attack and identify all those involved.
“This is a heartless attack carried out on a residential street that has brought tragedy to the heart of a community in Merseyside, and we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to bring it back.” responsible people to justice.
“Although we have made two arrests, we still need members of the public to provide information so we can keep our streets safe.
“From CCTV’s ongoing investigations, Detectives know that there were people walking near the scene at the time of the crime. If this is you, please proceed if you can without need to hold important information to support this investigation
“Similarly, I would ask taxi and delivery drivers if they are driving in the area between 12.20pm and 12.40am and have camera footage, please contact us.”
Information can be sent through online portal directly to the police.
Alternatively, you can anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.