St Helens man extradited from Spain and charged with murder of Ashley Dale in Liverpool

A new photograph of Ashely Dale was released by her family on the first anniversary of her death. Credit: Family photo

A man from St Helens has been extradited from Spain and charged with the murder of Ashley Dale in Liverpool.

Ian Fitzgibbon, 28, is accused of the shooting the 28-year-old in her back garden at her home in Old Swan in August 2022.

In a statement, Merseyside police said he was extradited, after being arrested by Spanish Police with the support of the National Crime Agency's National Extradition Unit.

Ashley Dale. Credit: Family photo

He faces further charges of conspiracy to murder Lee Harrison, possession of a Skorpion sub machine gun pistol and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Ashley Dale, who worked at Knowsley Council, died after being shot in the back garden of her home in Old Swan.

Fitzgibbon, from St Helens, will appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Friday 25 August.

Four men, Sean Zeisz, 27, Niall Barry, 26, James Witham, 41, and Joseph Peers, 28, have been charged with Ms Dale's murder and are due to stand trial on 2 October.