Gunman who shot Elle Edwards in head on Christmas Eve fired dozen shots at pub

The gunman who blasted a pub killing an innocent woman on Christmas Eve shot into the doorway a dozen times, it emerged today (December 27).

Beautician Elle Edwards died after she was shot in the head. Four other men were injured, one seriously.

CCTV on a local shop captured the sound of the shooting with the gunman firing three series of shots from what sounds like an automatic pistol.

Seconds later people start passing the camera fleeing the crime scene – one young woman in tears.

As pub goers at the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey, Wirral, tried to save Elle’s life the gunman fled in a dark coloured A-Class Mercedes.

Police continued to question a 30-year-old man who was arrested in Tranmere on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Four men who also suffered gunshot wounds, including a 28-year-old who is continuing to receive medical treatment in hospital but is no longer in a critical condition.

Police and local councillors said people should not “stay quiet” or “sit in silence” if they have useful knowledge about Elle’s murder.

A photograph was published yesterday of Elle with her dad Tim.

Yesterday (December 26) police continued to question a 30-year-old man who was arrested in Tranmere on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Four men who also suffered gunshot wounds, including a 28-year-old who is continuing to receive medical treatment in hospital but is no longer in a critical condition.

There were numerous police operations in the area, at one point a house in Birkenhead was surrounded by armed police, including snipers, for over an hour.

In another operation a man was seen being led from a small block of flats after his arrest.
The man was led out by two police officers.

Eyewitnesses said half a dozen police cars and a police van arrived at the scene with sirens blaring.
The detained man is wearing what appears to be a blue/grey hooded top.

His arms were held behind his back by two uniformed officers who led him to a marked police van, there did not appear to be an armed police presence.

A number of local councillors have been door-to-door to speak to residents and businesses about the incident. They included Wirral Borough Council leader, Cllr Jeanette Williamson, who has called on people with any information to “do the right thing and speak up”.

She added: “If you have any information, then do the right thing and speak up, otherwise you are complicit to the murder of the young woman. And no one can sit in silence.”

Merseyside Chief Constable Serena pledged last night (December 27) that Merseyside Police will be relentless in finding those responsible for Elle’s murder and bringing them to justice.

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