Man and woman bailed in investigation into shooting of council worker

Man and woman bailed in investigation into shooting of council worker

A man and woman arrested following the fatal shooting of a council worker have been released on bail, police said.

Ashley Dale, 28, was found fatally wounded in the back garden of a house in Old Swan, Liverpool, at around 12.40am on Sunday August 21.

Last Wednesday, a 25-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of her murder and a 21-year-old woman, also from Liverpool, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

On Tuesday, a spokesman for Merseyside Police said both had been conditionally bailed to a later date, pending further inquiries.

Police believe Ms Dale, a graduate who worked in the environmental health team at Knowsley Council, was not the intended victim.

Her death was one of three fatal shootings in Liverpool within a week.

Nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot dead in her home in Dovecot on Monday, August 22, and Sam Rimmer, 22, was shot in Dingle on Tuesday August 16.

Police are continuing to appeal for information on the three killings.

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings said: “We are grateful for all the information given to the investigation team so far and would ask that people continue to come forward.

“Something you may think is insignificant could prove vital, so let us assess every piece of information and take the appropriate action.

“Our thoughts remain with Ashley’s family in this awful time, and I’d ask anyone who knows what happened to do the right thing and support us and Ashley’s family in seeking justice.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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