Olivia Pratt Korbel: Police comb through golf course for murder weapon | United Kingdom | New


Three weeks after the death of the schoolgirl, who was shot dead at her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22, Merseyside Police said a ‘thorough search of land’ was underway at West Derby Golf Club. Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said: “Three weeks later, our investigation continues in our relentless pursuit of the man responsible for Olivia’s murder and those protecting him.

“Our search teams are supported by the North West Underwater Search Team and the Merseyside Police Drone Unit.”

He said the search would take place in the area where the former Deysbrook barracks were.

Mr Kameen added: “My message to the offender is clear – we will not stop until we have the evidence to put you in court and behind bars.

“Olivia’s family is absolutely heartbroken by her tragic loss, which robbed a beautiful young girl of the life and future she should have hoped for.

“Olivia wanted to be a teacher or a veterinarian and her family described her as someone who loved to laugh and make others laugh.

“She was an innocent young child in her own home, who should have been safe.”

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“The information you have could be the critical information we need to bring justice to Olivia and her family. If you know anything, please contact us.

“All information received will be processed.”

Olivia was shot and killed and her mother Cheryl Korbel was injured when a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into their home around 10 p.m.

In a statement released last week, the family said: “Olivia’s death cannot be in vain and we want people to feel safe and be safe, this can only happen if we all come together and we ensure there is no place for guns, or those who use guns, on our streets or in our communities.”

“Olivia’s future has been cruelly ripped away from her and we have been robbed of true light in our lives.

“We know there has been an exceptional response to calls from the police and we would like to thank those who have come forward.”

The statement adds: “At the same time, we want to urge others who may have evidence to continue to provide information that may help put those responsible for Olivia’s murder behind bars.

“We have been truly surprised by the kindness and support we have received from family, friends and neighbors over the past two weeks, and we want to thank them for being there for us.

“We know most people on Merseyside are kind-hearted and kind like them, and we all need to stick together.

“We don’t want another child to lose their life in such horrific circumstances and we don’t want to see another family suffer like we are suffering now.”

Nine men arrested in connection with his death have all been released on bail, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DM MerPolCC on Twitter or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1083 of 22 August.


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