A Crown Court history of a man charged with the murder of Elle Edwards !

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The man accused of killing Elle Edwards is also charged with possession of a machine gun at the bar where she was killed in a shooting on Christmas Eve.

Connor Chapman, 22, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court onriday charged with 9 offenses in connection with the incident at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, on December 24.

Mrs. Edwards, a 26-year-old beautician, was fatally shot just before midnight, but she is not believed to have been the intended target of the attack, which left four men wounded.

Chapman, who was dressed in a gray tracksuit and had long hair, was accused of possessing a converted Scorpion submachine gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

St Helens Star: Elle Edwards was shot in the pubElle Edwards was shot in the bar (Photo: Wirral Globe)


In addition to the murder of Ms. Edwards, the court heard he was charged with the attempted murder of Jake Duffy and Kieran Salkeld, and unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm Harry Loughran, Nicholas Speed ​​and Liam Carr.

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

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Chapman, who was wearing a gray running kit, spoke to confirm his name and date of birth and said he had no fixed address.

The session, which was attended by dozens of journalists, lasted about three minutes.


Chief Justice Susie Hagström told Chapman he would be remanded to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday.

The court heard that the judges were prevented from hearing the question of bail and could only refer the case to the Crown Court.

Merseyside Police said onriday a 23-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of aiding a criminal, has been released on bail pending further investigations.

Three other people were arrested earlier in connection with the murder.

A 31-year-old man from Tranmere, Wirral, and a 19-year-old woman from Rockerry, Wirral, were taken into custody on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and released on bail pending further investigation.

A 30-year-old man from Tranmere, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, has been summoned to prison on licence.