The sister of the Liverpool pub shooting victim Elle Edwards today paid tribute to her “best friend, helper and partner in crime”.
In the emotional social media Lucy Edwards said, “I shouldn’t wake up this morning on New Year’s Day without you.”
She comes after her sister Elle, 26, was shot dead on Christmas Eve while staying at a pub in Wallasey Village, on the Wirral.
Posting an Instagram post featuring photos and a video of the couple together, Lucy said: “I miss you so much, little sister.
“You are and always will be my best friend, sidekick, partner in crime, soul mate and big sister.
“You are beautiful inside and out, you are the kindest person in the world and you only wanted the best for me.
“I miss everything about you, especially our daily meetings, our long drives.”
She added: “I shouldn’t wake up this morning on New Year’s Eve without you, we should be dancing and singing this morning getting ready to go out.
“We’ve always said 2019 was our best year, but we were confident that 2023 would be the year to top it…
“You should finally live the life you dreamed of, you had so many plans, hopes and dreams, we had so many plans and it breaks my heart that it’s all been taken away.
“I love you so much, Ell, fly high, baby.”
The family pays tribute to “the most beautiful and brightest star” Elle Edwards
Elle, who worked as a beautician, was attacked on Christmas Eve at the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village on the Wirral.
Detectives did not believe she was the intended target of the shooting that occurred shortly before midnight.
Following her death, a 30-year-old man from Tranmere, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, was summoned to prison with a license.
A 19-year-old Rock Ferry woman who was arrested last month on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has been released on bail.
A 31-year-old man was also arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Elle’s family had previously paid tribute to her in a statement issued by Merseyside Police.
In a statement, they wrote: “She loved life and had so many amazing plans for the future. She was just getting started.
“Christmas and our family will never be the same without her. She was the glue that held this big family together.”
Police said last week they were continuing to search for the gun used in the shooting.
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley said the police had “received tremendous intelligence and community support which has helped us with our investigation”.
He vowed that the officers would “not rest” until they got justice for Mrs. Edwards’ family.