Arrests made in Ashley Dale case

Detectives have arrested a man and a woman in connection with the murder of Ashley Dale in Old Swan in August.

Officers were called to an address in Leinster Road at around 12.40am on Sunday 21 August following reports of concern for a woman at the property. Emergency services attended and found Ashley in the rear garden with a gunshot wound to her body. Ashley was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

A 31-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both from St Helens, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both were taken into custody for questioning and have now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A total of 11 arrests have now been made and all remain on conditional bail or under investigation.

If you haven’t already come forward, please submit any information you have directly with the investigation team through the online portal: Public Portal: This will make sure that your information is received and acted on as quickly as possible by detectives.

Anyone with any information can also contact Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000615873.

Image: Ashley Dale/Family handout

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