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Plea hearing to be held for man accused of murder of beautician Elle Edwards

Plea hearing to be held for man accused of murder of beautician Elle Edwards

22 year old Connor Chapman, of no fixed address, is due before Liverpool Crown Court

A plea hearing is to be held for a 22-year-old man accused of the murder of beautician Elle Edwards in a Merseyside pub on Christmas Eve.

Connor Chapman, of no fixed address, faces a total of nine offences in connection with the shooting at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral.

Ms Edwards, 26, was fatally shot just before midnight but is not believed to have been the intended target of the attack, which left four men injured.

Chapman is also charged with possessing a converted Scorpion sub-machine gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

The other counts against him are the attempted murder of Jake Duffy and Kieran Salkeld, and the unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm of Harry Loughran, Nicholas Speed and Liam Carr.

He is also charged with handling stolen goods, a Mercedes A Class car, between December 22 and 26 last year.

A plea and trial preparation hearing is set to take place at Liverpool Crown Court at 10am on Thursday (April 6).

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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