Footage released of suspect arrest as three people held over fatal Christmas Eve shooting

Police investigating the fatal shooting of Elle Edwards in a pub have released footage of the moment they arrested a suspect.

In the black and white video, a number of armed officers are seen entering a residential building from either side before the suspect is led out.

In a fresh appeal for information, Merseyside Police released the footage in a tweet, with the caption: ‘Watch the moment we arrest a suspect as part of our ongoing investigation into the murder of Elle Edwards in Wallasey on the eve of Christmas.

“Our work to get criminals off our streets will never stop.”

The force is asking people who can help the investigation to contact officers or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Three people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Mrs Edwards, who was shot and killed outside a pub.

A 31-year-old man has been questioned about the killing, Merseyside Police said.

It is believed that Mrs Edwards, 26, was not the intended target when shots were fired outside the Lighthouse Inn in the Wirral village of Wallasey at around 11.50pm.

A 30-year-old man from Tranmere was previously arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder, and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry was arrested on charges of conspiracy to murder.

Both arrests took place on Boxing Day.

Police said Wednesday they had “an extraordinary intelligence” but they’re still looking for the gun that killed Mrs. Edwards.

Forensic officers remained outside the pub on Wednesday and a cordon was still in place outside.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley said officers “won’t stop” until they got justice for Ms Edwards’ family.

“I’m still appealing for information in relation to anyone who knows who was the person responsible for pulling that trigger in the most indiscriminate and appalling way,” he told reporters.

“Anyone who knows where the weapon is, anyone who has hidden or has any information, we still want to hear from them.”

Police Chief Serena Kennedy had previously promised a “relentless” search for those responsible for the “callous and cold-blooded murder” of Ms Edwards.

Merseyside Police have renewed their appeal for anyone with information or footage from dashcams, CCTV or mobile phones to come forward on Wednesday.

Mrs Edwards’ family have been left “devastated” and “inconsolable” by her death, police said in their appeal to the public for information.

The friends told Sky News they were dancing and enjoying a night out when ‘in a split second’ everything changed.

Meg and Jess, who did not give their last names, told Sky News they thought the shots they heard were fireworks until they saw their friend lying on the floor.

“We went to get drinks and we were at the bar and we just heard some banging,” Jess said.

“The moment I heard Elle, I was like, ‘It’s not, it’s not, it’s not’.

“I saw her on the floor, with people around her trying to help her.

“You just feel hopeless. You can’t help, you can’t do anything.”

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Mrs Edwards’ sister, who lives in Dubai, had left the venue some time earlier.

“It plays on your mind, knowing if she should have gone home,” Meg said, adding, “We had been dancing and singing and now she’s on the floor.”

Members of the Wirral community also paid emotional tributes to Ms Edwards.

Wirral Borough Council leader Jeanette Williams said “the most heartbreaking aspect” was that she was not the intended target of the attack.

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