CCTV of driver launched in hunt for killer who shot lady in Liverpool backyard

CCTV of driver launched in hunt for killer who shot lady in Liverpool backyard


etectives looking a gunman who shot lifeless a council employee in Liverpool have issued a CCTV enchantment for the driving force of a automobile seen close by on the time of her homicide.

Ashley Dale, 28, was discovered fatally wounded within the again backyard of a home in Outdated Swan, Liverpool, at round 12.40am on Sunday.

She acquired medical remedy on the scene however was taken to hospital the place she was later pronounced lifeless.

A Dwelling Workplace autopsy examination confirmed she died from a single gunshot wound.

Police consider Ms Dale, a graduate who labored within the environmental well being crew at Knowsley Council, was not the meant sufferer.

Ashley Dale (Household/PA) / PA Media

CCTV footage has been launched of a automobile being pushed into Leinster Highway, the place Ms Dale was discovered, at round 12.30am, about 10 minutes earlier than the incident was reported.

Merseyside Police mentioned they want to converse to the one that was driving the automobile, or any passengers and close by pedestrians, as they might have important data.

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings mentioned: “Our officers are working round the clock to analyze this appalling incident which led to the tragic demise of a younger lady.

“Our inquiries to date present {that a} automobile was pushed into Leinster Highway, not too lengthy earlier than the incident was reported to police.

“If it was you driving the automobile, you have been a passenger or the CCTV jogs your reminiscence about something you may need seen within the early hours of Sunday morning then please get in contact.

“Info you could have may very well be essential to our ongoing investigation.

“From reviewing CCTV footage within the space, we now have additionally recognized that there have been quite a lot of individuals on foot across the time of the incident.”

Police and forensic officers on Leinster Highway in Outdated Swan, Liverpool (Jason Roberts/PA) / PA Wire

The incident got here capturing befell shortly after Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title struggle defeat in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk and Ms Cummings added: “A boxing match had not lengthy completed and so the realm was comparatively busy with individuals on foot, going dwelling or into city after the match.

“When you have been strolling within the space of Leinster Highway or on Prescot Highway, together with the crossroads close to the Navigator pub between 12.20am and 12.40am on Sunday morning then please tell us.

“You will have seen or heard one thing which might actually assist us discover these accountable.

“Equally, I’d ask taxi and supply drivers in the event that they have been driving within the space between 12.20am and 12.40am and have dashcam footage please contact us.”

On Monday, Ms Dale’s household remembered her in a tribute as “our shining gentle”.

No arrests have been made.

Anybody with any data can undergo Merseyside Police’s public portal (mipp.police.uk, by way of social media @MerPolCC or name 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000615873.

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