The funeral of a beautician who was shot dead in a pub on Christmas Eve is due to take place at noon today – with the horse-drawn entourage arriving at the church.
Mourners dressed in black were at St Nicholas’ Church in Wallasey before the 12.30pm service to commemorate Elle Edwards.
It is led by the Reverend Jeff Staples, who is in regular contact with Mrs Edward’s grieving family.
Ms Edwards, 26, was celebrating Christmas with friends when a gunman opened fire just before midnight at the Lighthouse Pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral.
The horse drawn funeral procession for Elle Edwards arrives at St Nicholas’s Church in Wallasey
Three white horses pulled the funeral procession to the church for the burial of the murdered Mrs Edwards
Celebrating friends and family of Elle Edwards were seen arriving at the church in Wallasey
Mourners arrive at St Nicholas Church in Wallasey ahead of the funeral of Elle Edwards
The service will be led by the Reverend Jeff Staples, who is in regular contact with Mrs Edward’s grieving family
Elle Edwards, 26, was shot dead outside the Lighthouse Pub in The Wirral on Christmas Eve
She is not believed to have been the intended target of the attack, which also injured four men.
In an interview with Sky News this month, her father Tim Edwards said: “She looked beautiful and she was a great hugger.
“She was just an amazing human being with a heart of gold.”
Mr Edwards hopes a foundation will be set up on behalf of his daughter to fight gun violence in the region.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murdering Ms Edwards with a submachine gun.
It is not believed that Ms Edwards was the intended target of the shooting, which took place just minutes before Christmas Day
The Lighthouse Pub in Wallasey Village in the early hours of Christmas morning after Mrs Edwards was shot
Connor Chapman appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video link last Monday charged with nine counts including murder. He is due to be tried in June.
A trial date for Chapman has been set for June 7, with the case expected to last three to four weeks.
He is also charged with the attempted murder of Jake Duffy and Kieran Salkeld and triple assault of Harry Loughran, Nicholas Speed and Liam Carr.
The suspect is also accused of possessing a Scorpion submachine gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life on Christmas Eve and between December 22 and
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