Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Armed police arrest second man on suspicion of murder

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A second man has been arrested by armed police on suspicion of the murder of nine year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.

The 33-year-old, from Dovecot, was also arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder.

He was detained by armed officers on Lunsford Road on Friday afternoon.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "The investigation into Olivia's tragic murder is ongoing and we still need to build up a strong evidential picture so that we can bring those responsible to justice."

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Earlier, detectives released an image of an Audi Q3 that was believed to have taken Joseph Nee, the 35-year-old man who was injured in the shooting, to hospital.

The vehicle has been seized and is in the process of being forensically examined.

Detective Superintendent Mark Baker said: "I want to make it completely clear that we need any information about this vehicle or the wider investigation as much as ever.

"Whatever information you have, and whether you are sure that it is the same vehicle or not, pass it on and we will assess its importance."

Aerial footage showing the arrest of a 36-year-old man on suspicion of Olivia's murder on Thursday night was also released.

That suspect was also arrested on two counts of attempted murder during the armed police operation.

Olivia's family has paid tribute to her, describing her as a "unique, chatty, nosey little girl who broke the mould when she was born".

They added: "Although her life was short, her personality certainly wasn't and she lived it to the most she could, and would blow people away with her wit and kindness."

The family has urged people to "do the right thing", and said: "If anyone knows anything, now is the time to speak up. It is not about being a 'snitch' or a 'grass', it is about finding out who took our baby away from us."