Third person arrested over murder of Elle Edwards on Christmas Eve is bailed


Beautician Ms Edwards, 26, was killed at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village (Picture: PA)

The third person arrested in connection with the murder of Elle Edwards, who was shot at a pub in Christmas Eve, has been released on bail.

Beautician Ms Edwards, 26, was killed at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, shortly before midnight on December 24.

She was shot in the head as she celebrated Christmas with friends, dying later in hospital.

On Saturday, Merseyside Police said a 31-year-old man from Tranmere, Wirral, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, had been bailed.

It comes after a 30-year-old man, also from Tranmere, arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder was recalled to prison on licence.

Police have also said a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry – who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder – has been bailed.

Ms Edwards’ family described her as ‘the most beautiful and bright star’ during a press conference on Friday.

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Family members lay floral tributes (Picture: Ioannis Alexopoulos/LNP)

Police at the cordoned off Lighthouse Inn (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

A statement from her father Tim Edwards on behalf of the family, read out by detective superintendent Sue Coombs, said: ‘There was no-one as beautiful as our Elle May, her looks, her laugh and the way she would light up a room as soon as she walked in.

‘She had this way about her that as soon as you met her, you just instantly fell in love with her, everyone that met Elle knew how special she was.’

Detectives have said Ms Edwards was not believed to have been the intended target of the attack.

Four men were also taken to hospital with gunshot wounds from the incident.

Three have been discharged while a 28-year-old man from Beechwood, Wirral, is in a poorly condition, although not life-threatening.

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