Who is Olivia murder suspect Thomas Cashman?

A MAN has appeared in court for the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.

Thomas Cashman, 34, is believed to have killed the nine-year-old schoolgirl who was caught in the crossfire of a horrific shooting in Liverpool on August 22, 2022.

Thomas Cashman has been charged with the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel


Thomas Cashman has been charged with the murder of Olivia Pratt-KorbelCredit: Facebook

Who is Thomas Cashman?

Thomas Cashman, 34, from West Derby in Liverpool, is the man alleged to have murdered Olivia Pratt-Korbel at her home in Dovecot.

Not much is currently known about Cashman.

Has Thomas Cashman been arrested for the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel?

Thomas Cashman was arrested by Merseyside Police on Thursday 29th September 2022 and questioned by detectives.

After a wide and complex investigation, Merseyside Police and Prosecutors have confirmed that Thomas Cashman has been charged with Olivia’s murder.

Thomas Cashman has been charged with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia


Thomas Cashman has been charged with the murder of nine-year-old OliviaCredit: PA:Press Association

He was also charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A second man, Paul Russell, 40, of Snowberry Road, West Derby, has been charged with aiding and abetting a criminal – he is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on October 31.

Both men appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Monday October 3.

Prior to Cashman’s arrest last Thursday, Merseyside Police arrested nine other men as part of the investigation, all of whom have been released on bail.

Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said: “Our work continues in earnest.

“When the investigation began, we were determined to find everyone involved in this case, including those who attempted to shield and protect people and those who supplied the gun or hid the guns used in this incident.

“Since the tragic murder of Olivia, we have had an overwhelming response and support from the public and I would like to ask for your continued support as we continue to deliver on the promise we made to Olivia’s family and the local community to ensure that those involved are brought to justice.”

What happened to Olivia Pratt-Korbel?

On Monday 22nd August 2022, Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot dead when a gunman broke into her home in Dovecot, Liverpool.

In a tragic turn of events, Olivia was not the intended target of the shooting but an innocent victim of a gun crime.

At around 10pm on Monday August 22, 2022, two men were walking down Kingsheath Avenue from the direction of Finch Lane – near Olivia’s family home.

The two men were approached by a single person wearing a black padded jacket, black peaked balaclava, dark trousers and black gloves.

In response to the sound of gunfire, Olivia’s mother, Cheryl, opened the door to her property to see what was going on outside.

As she did so, one of the men fleeing the gunfire noticed that the front door was open and approached it.

Despite her efforts to lock the front door, the man entered the home, followed by the gunman.

Nine-year-old Olivia was believed to be standing behind her mother when the gunman opened fire again, releasing a bullet that struck Cheryl in the wrist and Olivia in the chest.

Two more bullets were fired at the man who had forced his way into the house while the gunman continued to try to force his way in.

Just moments after the gunman fled the scene, a black Audi pulled up outside to take the injured man to the hospital.

Both Olivia and Cheryl were left in the doorway bleeding from their injuries.

The mother and daughter were taken to two separate hospitals for treatment of their wounds.

However, the injuries Olivia sustained were fatal and tragically led to her death.

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