Father of murdered Elle Edwards says he wished to ‘go to warfare’ after his woman was gunned down and killed at a pub on Christmas Eve – as he reveals how he wished ‘to flatten the entire of Wirral’ when he discovered of her dying

The daddy of murdered Elle Edwards has revealed how he wished to ‘go to warfare’ after his woman was gunned down and killed at a pub on Christmas Eve.

Beautician Elle, 26, was shot lifeless in 2022 exterior a pub within the Wirral as she stood exterior having fun with a cigarette and festive drinks together with her associates. 

She was hit twice within the head after balaclava-clad Connor Chapman, 22, blasted a crowd exterior The Lighthouse pub in Wallasey utilizing a Skorpion sub-machine gun in a stray gangland assault. 5 others have been additionally injured within the slew of bullets.

Tragically, Elle died after selecting to step exterior simply earlier than midnight with 5 different males – two of whom, Kieran Salkeld and Jake Duffy, have been Chapman’s meant targets. 

Now her father Tim Edwards has described the anger he felt when he discovered of her dying made him need to ‘flatten the entire of Wirral’.

Tim Edwards mentioned the anger he felt when he discovered of his daughter’s dying made him need to ‘flatten the entire of Wirral’

Elle Edwards, 26, was shot dead outside a pub on Christmas Eve in Wallasey Village, Wirral

Elle Edwards, 26, was shot lifeless exterior a pub on Christmas Eve in Wallasey Village, Wirral

Connor Chapman, 23, opened fire with a Skorpion sub-machine gun outside the Lighthouse pub

Connor Chapman, 23, opened hearth with a Skorpion sub-machine gun exterior the Lighthouse pub

Talking on the podcast Cocaine Inc, he mentioned: ‘We would been out the day earlier than to Manchester. We would been to Christmas markets and purchasing and, the following day.

‘She’d purchased me a coat for Christmas, and the unique plan was for her to return to mine, and she or he was going to assist me wrap the presents for my grandson and all the opposite children in there… however she did not

‘It may have been so totally different if we might have caught to that plan, however women being the ladies, it was by no means going to stay to that plan. She simply ended up going out together with her associates, which is sort of proper, what she ought to have been doing.’

Mr Edwards then shared the emotional second when he tried to name Elle on her cell phone after he was advised by the surgeon working on her that she was lifeless.  

‘I simply bear in mind attending to the hospital as fast as I may. It was fairly eerie, there was nobody there, and I bear in mind the surgeon coming down and… it was terrible. [It was] Christmas day.

‘I used to be with all the youngsters. Yeah. All of the household was there they usually put us in a youngsters’s ward, which was loopy. I bear in mind I used to be simply indignant. There was no sufferers or children in there. I used to be simply very indignant.

A file photo of a Skorpion sub-machine gun, similar to that used in the Christmas Eve shooting

A file picture of a Skorpion sub-machine gun, just like that used within the Christmas Eve taking pictures

Flowers and tribute messages were left outside the Lighthouse following the shooting on Christmas Eve

Flowers and tribute messages have been left exterior the Lighthouse following the taking pictures on Christmas Eve

Tragically, Miss Edwards died after selected to step exterior for a cigarette simply earlier than midnight 

Elle Edwards, 26, was shot dead while enjoying drinks with friends at a pub on Merseyside. She was seen laughing with friends moments before

Elle Edwards, 26, was shot lifeless whereas having fun with drinks with associates at a pub on Merseyside. She was seen laughing with associates moments earlier than  

Tim Edwards, father of Elle Edwards, with members of his family, including his mum (left), outside Liverpool Crown Court

Tim Edwards, father of Elle Edwards, with members of his household, together with his mum (left), exterior Liverpool Crown Court docket

Elle's father, Mr Edwards, celebrates outside court after Chapman was found guilty in July 2023

Elle’s father, Mr Edwards, celebrates exterior court docket after Chapman was discovered responsible in July 2023

Elle's father, Mr Edwards, holds his head in his hands following the guilty verdict at Liverpool Crown Court in July 2023

Elle’s father, Mr Edwards, holds his head in his fingers following the responsible verdict at Liverpool Crown Court docket in July 2023

‘I used to be able to go to warfare. I used to be able to flatten the entire of the Wirral, no trouble. 

‘I used to be nonetheless, so far as I used to be involved, she was going to show up within the morning

‘I attempted ringing her telephone… to talk to her. [It] simply rang.’

Mr Edwards was additionally extraordinarily essential of low-level drug supplier Chapman. He was convicted of Elle’s homicide and jailed for all times with a minimal time period of 48 years in July.

Elle’s dying was one among various high-profile shootings in Merseyside in 2022 as harmless individuals have been killed by warring gangs. 

Mr Edwards advised the podcast: ‘It is horrendous. Who goes to a pub with a machine gun on Christmas Eve? Actually? Come on. This isn’t a online game. That is actual life. 

‘You go to a f**king pub on Christmas Eve with a machine gun. You go in there to only… if it was somebody getting in there with a baseball bat and have a grievance with somebody, that is customary, that occurs each weekend.

Tim Edwards, father of Elle Edwards, speaks to the media outside Liverpool Crown Court in July 2023

Tim Edwards, father of Elle Edwards, speaks to the media exterior Liverpool Crown Court docket in July 2023

Elle's death left her father full of rage, he described them as 'best friends'

Elle’s dying left her father filled with rage, he described them as ‘greatest associates’

An emotional Mr Edwards described his daughter's killer as 'an absolute scumbag' on July 6, 2023

An emotional Mr Edwards described his daughter’s killer as ‘an absolute scumbag’ on July 6, 2023

The Mercedes A Class car used in the Christmas Eve shooting of Elle Edwards after it was found burnt out in Frodsham, Cheshire, on New Year's Day

The Mercedes A Class automotive used within the Christmas Eve taking pictures of Elle Edwards after it was discovered burnt out in Frodsham, Cheshire, on New Yr’s Day

‘However you go someplace with a machine gun, would not matter when it’s, you are going there to kill somebody. That machine gun is just not going to only barely harm somebody, it should kill somebody. 

‘So who the f**okay goes there with that mentality? And particularly on Christmas Eve, it is one factor that makes me indignant.

‘What a part of your mind makes [you] assume that that is okay?’.

Mr Edwards had beforehand advised of the extreme affect of attending Chapman’s trial, throughout which he and his household needed to sit by means of harrowing CCTV footage displaying the second Elle was shot. 

Regardless of his makes an attempt to look the defendant within the eye as he sat within the dock, Mr Edwards mentioned Chapman, who the court docket heard had been out and in of custody for a few years, had prevented eye contact with him. 

The jury in Chapman’s trial heard the taking pictures, carried out with a Skorpion sub-machine gun, was the end result of a feud between criminals on the Woodchurch property, the place Chapman lived, and the close by Beechwood property. 

Talking concerning the sentencing, Tim advised the podcast: ‘I will by no means point out his identify. He would not deserve the breath out of my mouth to say his identify. So far as I am involved he is a bit of s***. And what occurs to him, till his final breath I could not care much less.

Requested about what he’d like Elle’s legacy to be, Tim mentioned: ‘I would like her to be remembered for being a superb soul, a superb instance to girls… sadly we’ll by no means get to see the grandkids that we could have had with Elle, however I hope she’s at all times spoken about in a superb, optimistic approach.’

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