Merseyside Police has arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
The man, who is from the Huyton area, was also arrested on two counts of attempted murder.
The arrest came after an operation involving armed officers in the Merseyside area last night, Thursday 25 August.
The man is currently in custody where he is being questioned by detectives.
An investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.
Information, footage or images can also be submitted via the Public Portal (mipp.police.uk ).
Yesterday, Olivia’s family paid the following tribute to her:
“Liv was a unique chatty, nosey little girl who broke the mould when she was born. She loved life and all it had to offer.
“Liv loved dressing up and was very particular on how she was dressed, like any other little girl she loved doing her makeup and nails, she was nine going on 19.
“Liv was adored by everyone who knew her and would instantly make friends with anyone and everyone. She was often seen going up and down the street on her new bike she had just got for her birthday.
“Although her life was short, her personality certainly wasn’t and she lived it to the most she could, and would blow people away with her wit and kindness.
“We as a family are heartbroken and have lost a huge part of our life.
“If anyone knows anything, now is the time to speak up. It is not about being a “snitch” or a “grass” it is about finding out who took our baby away from us. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING.
“We as a family are eternally grateful for the help and support we have received from people across the world.
“We are also thankful to Merseyside police for the outstanding work and to the staff at Alder Hey and Aintree hospitals.”
Image: Olivia Pratt-Korbel – Family handout