A huge reward has been offered for the capture of the shooter who killed nine-year-old Olivia

A REWARD of £50,000 has been offered to find the gunman who killed Olivia Pratt-Corbel.

Tory peer Lord Ashcroft made the cash pledge as cops continue to hunt for the gunman who shot dead the nine-year-old at her home in Notty Ash, Liverpool.

Olivia was murdered at her home in Notty Ash, LiverpoolCredit: PA
Lord Ashcroft is offering £50k for information leading to the shooter being jailed

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Lord Ashcroft is offering £50k for information leading to the shooter being jailedCredit: AFP

The youngster was shot dead when a gunman chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home in Notty Ash, Liverpool, on August 22.

The bullet went through Olivia’s mother’s wrist before striking the youngster in her body – fatally wounding her.

She was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead later that night.

Officers this week searched West Derby Golf Club for the two guns used in the attack.

Cops have arrested a total of nine people in connection with her murder.

Lord Ashcroft has already offered a £50,000 reward through Crimestoppers, of which he is chairman, for information leading to the arrest of her killer.

It comes after Olivia’s mum made a heartbreaking appeal to find her daughter’s killer – telling them ‘you know you’ve done wrong’.

With her arm wrapped in a bandage from the night she lost her daughter, Cheryl said: “She was amazing, she loved life. She was my little shadow. She went everywhere with me.

“She didn’t like school because she had to work, but she loved it because she was with all her friends.

“Everybody she met, they all fell in love with her.

“She left a mark on everyone she met and she may have only been nine, but she packed a lot into those nine years.

“She never, ever stopped talking. And that’s what I miss the most because I can’t hear her speak.

“I hope they come forward so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

“You know you’ve made a mistake, so you have to admit it, like I’ve taught my kids. If you do something wrong, you are responsible for it.

It comes as Olivia’s classmates receive advice after returning to school following her death.

Rebecca Wilkinson, headteacher of St Margaret Mary’s Catholic School in Huyton, said: “What’s been good since the children have come back is the memories they’ve shared of what they remember of Olivia and the sad three weeks, it’s been really heartening to hear the memories the children have shared about her.

“It really brought a lot of happiness to a very tragic situation, listening to those memories.”

The school’s 480 students were offered counseling after they returned from the summer break.

Mrs Wilkinson said pupils would be allowed to wear pink nail polish on Thursday, the day of Olivia’s funeral, in memory of the time the pupil tried to hide her hands from her headteacher to cover up her painted nails .

Pupils will not attend the service at the neighboring St Margaret Mary Church, Ms Wilkinson said, but prayers will be written at the school and a flower art project will be made in memory of Olivia.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Her mother has made a heartbreaking plea for her killer to be found

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Her mother has made a heartbreaking plea for her killer to be foundCredit: PA
Investigators at the scene of the gruesome murder

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Investigators at the scene of the gruesome murderCredit: PA

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