Cops CHARGE man, 34, with murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbell, 9, shot at home

COPS have charged a 34-year-old man with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool after a six-week manhunt.

The youngster was shot when a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home on August 22.

Olivia was killed at her home in Knotty Ash, Liverpool

Olivia was killed at her home in Knotty Ash, Liverpool

A bullet passed through Olivia’s mum’s wrist before striking the youngster in her body – fatally wounding her.

She was rushed to hospital but declared dead later that night.

On Thursday Merseyside police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of her murder.

And this evening they revealed Thomas Cashman has been charged with her murder during a press briefing from their Rose Hill headquarters on Cazneau Street.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of Cheryl Korbel and Joseph Nee, and possessing firearms.

Paul Russell, 40, of Snowberry Road, has also been charged with assisting an offender.

Cops have arrested ten people in total in connection with Olivia’s killing. 

The previous nine were all bailed and were not charged.

Cashman will appear at Liverpool Magistrates court on Monday.


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