Police released footage of the man being arrested on charges of murdering Olivia

Police released footage of the man being arrested on charges of murdering Olivia

Police released footage of the man being arrested on charges of murdering Olivia

Aerial footage shows the arrest by armed police of a 36-year-old Huyton man suspected in the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool (Merseyside / PA Police) (PA Media)

Aerial footage shows the arrest by armed police of a 36-year-old Huyton man suspected in the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool (Merseyside / PA Police) (PA Media)

Police released aerial footage of the moment a man was arrested on suspicion of killing 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.

Merseyside police released the black and white footage on Friday afternoon, hours after confirming that a 36-year-old man from the Huyton area had been arrested on charges of murdering Olivia and two counts of attempted murder.

He is currently in custody for questioning by investigators.

The student was killed on Monday night by a gunman who pursued her set target at the family home in Dovecot, Liverpool, also injuring her mother Cheryl, 46.

A spokesman for the military said the video shows a man being led out of a property and into a police van surrounded by armed officers on Thursday night.

Officers can be seen taking the man away due to the heat signature technology in the clip.

It comes after neighbors described how armed police descended on an apartment building in Huyton on Thursday night during a raid.

A neighbor said: “We saw armed policemen, all in black with balaclavas and machine guns.

“They closed the road.

“They were here around 10:30 for about an hour and anyone who left the house was yelling to come in.

“I think it was coming to an end when I saw them because I saw them put the ram back in the car.”

On Friday afternoon, a police Matrix van pulled into the apartment parking lot and five officers were seen entering the top floor apartment.

Olivia, a nine-year-old girl, was shot dead on Monday (Family dispensation / PA) (PA Media)

Olivia, a nine-year-old girl, was shot dead on Monday (Family dispensation / PA) (PA Media)

An agent brought a ladder into the property.

The police then left carrying a clear plastic bag that appeared to contain other bags, boxes and materials.

The agents would not confirm whether the activity was linked to the investigation into Olivia’s murder.

Law enforcement also released an image of a black Audi Q3, which they believe was the same vehicle used to take a 35-year-old man, also injured in the shooting, to hospital.

Convicted thief Joseph Nee, 35, from the Dovecot area, was named as the injured man and the target of the shooting.

While Olivia was dying, he was picked up by friends in a black Audi Q3 and taken to the hospital.

A message on a flower box left among the giveaways at the scene read: “I’m so sorry for your loss of beautiful Olivia. Rest in peace, thinking of the whole family. Family need.

The vehicle in the image has been impounded and investigators are asking for information from witnesses who saw the car in the days leading up to the shooting, or have information about its subsequent movements.

An Audi Q3 that police said is part of the investigation (Merseyside / PA Police) (PA Media)

An Audi Q3 that police said is part of the investigation (Merseyside / PA Police) (PA Media)

Investigative Superintendent Mark Baker said, “Although we have made an arrest in connection with Olivia’s horrific murder, I want to make it clear that we need any information about this vehicle or the wider investigation as ever.

“Whatever information you have, and if you’re sure it’s the same vehicle or not, pass it on and we’ll evaluate its importance.”

Olivia’s family paid tribute to her, describing her as a “unique, talkative, nosy child who broke the mold when she was born.”

They added, “Although his life was short, his personality certainly wasn’t and he lived it to the fullest he could, and he would blow people away with his wit and kindness.”

The family urged people to “do the right thing” and said, “If anyone knows anything, now is the time to talk. It’s not about being a ‘snitch’ or a ‘grass’, it’s about finding out who took our baby away from us. “

Olivia’s death occurred 15 years after 11-year-old Rhys Jones was shot dead on his way home from football training in Croxteth, Liverpool.

On Friday morning, former Liverpool FC player Ian Rush and former Everton player Ian Snodin added wreaths to the other flowers, balloons and teddy bears left in Olivia’s memory at the police cordon.

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