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Man released on bail after arrest in Elle Edwards murder investigation

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Man released on bail after arrest in Elle Edwards murder investigation

Elle Edwards was shot outside the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, on Christmas Eve.

A man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman on Christmas Eve has been released on conditional bail, police said.

The 20-year-old was arrested on Thursday by police investigating the death of Elle Edwards, who was shot outside the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral.

He was held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender.

On Monday, a spokesman for Merseyside Police said the man had been released on conditional bail.

Connor Chapman, 22, has already been charged with murdering Ms Edwards and is due to go on trial on June 7.

Ms Edwards, a 26-year-old beautician, is not believed to have been the intended target of the attack, which happened shortly before midnight on December 24.

On Wednesday, her funeral was held at St Nicholas Church in Wallasey.

Mourners dressed in black arrived at the church in the rain for the service at 12.30pm.

The funeral cortege was led by a hearse with a floral tribute saying “Elle”.

Ms Edwards’ coffin was brought in a carriage pulled by four white horses.

It was carried into the church, with a floral display on top of it, by pallbearers including her father Tim.

The order of service included hymn Be Still for the Presence of the Lord and said a eulogy, Remembering Elle, would be given.

Mourners were asked for donations to the Elle Edwards Foundation in her memory.

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