Ashley Dale Wiki
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Who was Ashley Dale?
The 28-year-old died after her killer forced open the front door of her Old Swan home in the early hours of Sunday 21 August and fired multiple shots ‘indiscriminately’.
Merseyside Police attended after being called by concerned neighbors who heard gunshots and saw a woman lying on the ground in the backyard of the property. Miss Dale was pronounced dead a short time later.
The fatal shooting came five days after the death of Sam Rimmer in Dingle and less than 24 hours before the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Dovecot.
At her funeral at the city’s Anglican Cathedral, a hearse carrying the white coffin to the entrance featured the word ‘daughter’ in white flowers.
A private cremation will follow the funeral service.
It has been arranged by Desmond L. Bannon & Sons Family Funeral Directors, who wrote in a note: “It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ashley Dale have asked us to announce her passing.
‘Please feel free to share. Ashley will be sadly missed and remembered by all of her family and friends. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the Anglican Cathedral.
‘Family have requested family flowers only please, donations if desired to O.L.L.Y Children’s Charity.’
Tributes were paid to her on social media this morning, including from Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell, who wrote: “My heart goes out to Ashley Dale’s family, friends and loved ones as they lay her to rest. today”.
‘Sending my deepest condolences and condolences on this difficult day.’
Miss Dale was considered a ‘rising star’ at Knowsley Council, where she worked as an environmental health officer. Flowers were left on her desk as her colleagues paid tribute to her.
Knowsley Council leader Cllr Graham Morgan said the gesture was made by members of his team on the council “particularly shocked” by her death.
Speaking at a Knowsley Council cabinet meeting earlier this month, Cllr Morgan said: “The council lost a rising star when she was tragically and senselessly murdered.”
He added: “Cllr Powell and I have met with Ashley’s team and needless to say they are absolutely devastated at the loss of her. Ashley had been involved in supporting many elected members, all of whom have commented on how positively she approached her work and how supportive she was.’
On September 14, officers arrested four men in connection with the murder of Miss Dale at locations in Merseyside and Cumbria.
Suspects include a 27-year-old Roby man arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of a firearm; a 40-year-old man from Huyton arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of a firearm; a 35-year-old man from Old Swan arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of a firearm and a 57-year-old man from Croxteth arrested on suspicion of aiding a felon.
On September 15, Merseyside Police announced that the three men arrested on suspicion of murder have now been released on conditional bail, while the fourth suspect has been released under investigation pending further investigation.
Two men and two women previously arrested in connection with the murder of Miss Dale remain on bail.