Detectives searching the Christmas Eve killing of a beautician have appealed for important data on a darkish Mercedes seen within the automotive park of the pub simply earlier than the 26-year-old was shot.
On Friday Elle Edwards’s household spoke of how she was a “shiny star” who beloved life and “was the glue that held this huge household collectively”.
“We’ll love and miss her ceaselessly,” they stated, shortly after Merseyside police launched from custody two individuals arrested over her dying.
“My stunning Ellie Marlene, love of my life, my greatest pal, she is going to all the time shine and be stunning and shiny,” her father stated in an announcement learn out by a detective.
Ms Edwards was shot within the head on the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, as she celebrated Christmas with associates, dying later in hospital.
Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs stated officers had spoken to many witnesses and reviewed a number of materials.
She stated: “Elle’s household are understandably devastated by her surprising and pointless dying. They want solutions and now it’s extra essential than ever that folks come ahead and inform us what they know.
“We all know that the solutions to this lie inside our communities. So my attraction to you is please inform us what you understand and assist us get justice for Elle’s household.
“Notably, we would like details about the whereabouts of a dark-coloured Mercedes that was within the Lighthouse public home automotive park earlier than the incident.
“We need to know the place it got here from and the place it’s gone since then.
“In case you’ve obtained data however don’t need to converse to a police officer instantly, please contact us by way of Crimestoppers.”
The investigation group was working around the clock to get justice for Elle and her household, she stated.
Interesting to the neighborhood to not shield the gunman and people concerned, she warned: “These individuals don’t need to be strolling our streets or be protected.”
The household’s assertion, which Det Supt Coombs learn out, stated: “There was nobody as stunning as our Elle Might – her appears to be like, her giggle and the way in which she would gentle up a room as quickly as she walked in.
“She had this fashion about her that as quickly as you met her you simply immediately fell in love together with her. Everybody that met Elle knew how particular she was.
“Her giggle was infectious – anybody who was round her had fun, she beloved her life and had so many superb plans for the longer term.
“She was solely simply getting began. Christmas and our household won’t ever be the identical once more with out her. She was the glue that held this large household collectively.
“We’ll love and miss her ceaselessly. Our Elle Might, probably the most stunning and shiny star on the market, ceaselessly and all the time.
“My stunning Elle Marlene is the love of my life and she or he is my world, my greatest pal.
“She is going to all the time shine and be stunning and shiny, my Elle has by no means gone.”
The 2 individuals launched from the custody of detectives have been a 30-year-old man from Tranmere, within the Wirral, who was arrested on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide, and has been recalled to jail on licence; and a 19-year-old girl from Rock Ferry who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide. She has been bailed, police stated.
A 31-year-old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide stays in custody.