These are the words of the family of a murdered Knowsley Council worker on her 29th birthday.
Ashley Dale, an Environmental Health Officer for Knowsley Council, was shot dead in her back garden in Old Swan, Liverpool, in the early hours of Sunday 21 August.
Since then, a total of 15 arrests have been made in connection with the murder, and all of these individuals remain on conditional bail or under investigation.
Ashley’s 29th birthday
Today, December 21, would have been her 29th birthday.
“The loss is indescribable”
In a tribute on her birthday, her family said: “[We] would like to emphasize the devastating effects of gun crime on our family.
“On Ashley’s 29th birthday her loss is beyond words, the family has been torn apart and life can never be ‘normal’ again.
“Having her birthday so close to Christmas makes this time of year so special, but without her, Christmas is unbearable.
“Life has become a living nightmare for Ashley’s parents, siblings and family.
“Her loving, kind and articulate manner was evident in the number of her friends.
“We couldn’t have been prouder of Ashley.
“A huge hole has been left, life will never be the same again.
Detectives are still appealing for information about Ashley’s murder, which took place in August at Old Swan, Liverpool.
At around 12.40am on Sunday 21 August, officers were called to an address on Leinster Road after being told they were concerned about a woman at the property.
Emergency services attended and found Ashley with a gunshot wound to the body in the back garden.
Ashley was taken to the hospital but died a short time later.
appeal of the police
Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know today will be an extremely difficult time for Ashley’s family and friends as they continue to come to terms with her sudden and tragic death. We share their determination to ensure justice, and to that end, our investigative team continues to make progress.
“Detectives are reviewing any new information regarding Ashley’s murder as a high priority, so please don’t assume what you know is already known to us. The smallest detail, image, footage or description could prove crucial to our inquiries, so let’s make that assessment. Please keep in touch and we will update everyone with any developments as soon as we have them.”
How to contact the police
If you have not already contacted the police, please submit any information you have directly to the investigation team via mipp.police.uk.
This ensures that your information is received and processed by the detectives as quickly as possible.
You can also contact officers on social media @MerPolCC or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference 22000615873.
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