By Lord Ashcroft
Press Release at 1430hrs on 21 September 2022.
The huge increase is made possible by Crimestoppers founder Lord Ashcroft, matching the sum offered by a new private donor as a renewed appeal is launched for anonymous information.
The charity Crimestoppers, which provides a vital service enabling people who might otherwise stay silent to speak up anonymously, is today offering a new reward of up to £200,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
Olivia, who was just 9 years old, was shot dead by a gunman who had forced his way into a property in Dovecot, Liverpool on Monday, 22 August 2022. Her mother, 46-year-old Cheryl, sustained injuries during the shooting whilst trying to protect her young daughter from harm.
Last week, the founder of Crimestoppers, Lord Ashcroft, offered £50,000 which he has now doubled to match a £100,000 donation from a new, public-spirited private donor to make a total of £200,000. (more…)