Elle Edwards: Third person arrested over Christmas Eve shooting released on bail

Elle Edwards (PA Media)
Elle Edwards (PA Media)

A third person arrested over the killing of Elle Edwards in a Merseyside Pub on Christmas Eve has been released from custody by police.

The 26-year-old died after being shot at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, on Christmas Eve.

Merseyside Police confirmed on Saturday that the 31-year-old man from Tranmere has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Ms Edwards was killed in a shooting at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, on Christmas Eve.

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

On Monday, a 30-year-old man from Tranmere was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, while a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

They have both since been released from custody. The 30-year-old man was recalled to prison on licence, while the 19-year-old woman was bailed.

The family of Ms Edwards described her as “the most beautiful and bright star” on Friday.

A statement from her father Tim Edwards on behalf of the family, was read out at a press conference by Merseyside Police 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.”

The statement added: “We will love and miss her forever. Our Elle May, the most beautiful and bright star out there, forever and always.”