Detectives arrested for murder of 9-year-old girl in Liverpool

by detectives investigating the murder of 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, who killed a convicted drug dealer and thief at his Liverpool home by gunmen. A man has been arrested.

Merseyside Police said a 36-year-old man from the city’s Highton section was arrested Thursday night and is being questioned by armed officers on suspicion of Olivia’s murder and two attempted murders.

A schoolgirl was apparently shot accidentally when the suspect chased Joseph Nee to her home in Knotty Ash after her mother Cheryl, 46, opened the door after hearing gunshots on the street. .

On Tuesday, Merseyside Chief Constable Selina Kennedy said Nee was a complete stranger and had nothing to do with Olivia, who suffered a gunshot wound to the wrist, or her mother.

Earlier this week, Nee, who was jailed for 45 months in 2018, was returned to jail after violating the terms of his parole.

As Olivia lay dying, Nie, 35, was picked up by a friend in a black Audi Q3 and taken to hospital.

“A unique, talkative and nosy girl”

Olivia’s family statement Through police, they said: She loved her life and all it had to offer.Liv loves to dress up and like any girl who likes to do makeup and nails, she loved her 9 At age she was 19 years old. “

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A young girl pays tribute to the murder of 9-year-old Olivia Pratt Corbell outside her home on Kingseyth Avenue, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, 24 August 2022.

They said she “will blow people away with her wit and kindness.”

The statement concludes: It’s not about being a ‘snitch’ or a ‘grass’, it’s about finding out who took the baby from us. “

Olivia’s murder came just 15 years after the day 11-year-old Rhys Jones was shot dead in nearby Croctes. Everton fan Rhys was walking home from soccer practice when he was accidentally shot by a teenage shooter who aimed at a gang rival.

On Friday morning, former Everton footballer Ian Snodin and former Liverpool striker Ian Rush laid wreaths on a pile of flowers, balloons and teddy bears in Olivia’s memory at the end of a police cordon. Added.

A tribute card from Liverpool FC read: ‘you’ll never walk alone. ‘”

Chris Summers


Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a wide range of national coverage, with a particular interest in crime, police and law.