Fourth arrest in Ashley Dale case

Detectives investigating the murder of Ashley Dale in Old Swan last month have arrested a fourth person.

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 gunshot wounds to her body. Ashley was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

A 48-year-old woman from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been taken to a police station for questioning. 

A 25-year-old man from Liverpool, a 27-year-old man from Dovecot and a 21-year-old woman from Liverpool remain on conditional bail in relation to the murder of Ashley.

Please submit any information you have directly with the Merseyside Police investigation team through their online portal: This will make sure that your information is received and acted on as quickly as possible by detectives.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

Image: Ashley Dale/Family handout

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