Merseyside Police 'will not rest' until they find 'brutal' killer of Olivia-Pratt Korbel

"We will not rest until we find you - and we will find you", Detective Chief Superintendent Kameen vows to Olivia Pratt-Korbel's murderer.

The killer of a nine-year-old girl murdered "brutally" in her own home in Liverpool "will be found" as police vow to do everything they possibly can.

Merseyside Police say it has a "number of very positive lines of enquiry" as they continue their search for the gunman.

Olivia Pratt-Korbel died when a man, believed to be convicted burglar Jospeh Nee, ran into her home in Dovecot in an attempt to get away from a shooter, police said.

Olivia, nine, died after she was shot in the chest in her home in Dovecot. Credit: Family photo

Olivia was at home with her two older siblings when her mother Cheryl Korbel opened the door after hearing gunshots outside on Monday, 22 August, evening.

The 46-year-old was shot in the wrist as she tried to close the door on the gunman while Olivia stood behind her.

Olivia was shot in the chest and died in hospital.

In a press conference on Thursday, three days after her "brutal" murder, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen addressed Olivia's killer, who has "failed" to hand himself in.

"We will not rest until we find you - and we will find you", the head of investigations at Merseyside Police vowed.

The local community have provided a "number of names" to Merseyside Police, who say it is grateful for the "wealth of engagement".

Detective Chief Superintendent Kameen told reporters it was unclear if the gunman may had fled overseas but said: “We will find him wherever he goes.”

Nee, 35, who police have refused to publicly identify, remains in hospital after being injured in the shooting and will be recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his release.

The man who was with Nee at the time of the shooting has been identified, police say.

ITV News understands convicted burglar Joseph Nee was the intended victim of the shooting. Credit: Cheshire Police

The driver of the Audi, who took Nee to hospital, had also been found and spoken to by police.

Mr Kameen said Olivia’s mother Cheryl was now out of hospital after receiving medical treatment, and was being supported by police.

More than £20,000 has been raised for the funeral of Olivia Pratt-Korbel, and to help her grieving family.

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