A £200,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
It’s the biggest payoff in Crimestoppers’ history.
It was 50,000 pounds before but was increased after a private donor gave £100,000 and the charity’s founder, Lord Ashcroft, matched that amount.
Lord Ashcroft said: “This case has come as a complete shock, not only to those directly affected, but to Liverpool and the nation as a whole.”
“I’m delighted that with the support of a private donor, Crimestoppers is now able to put forward a record £200,000 for the arrest of Olivia’s killer.”
Olivia was killed in Dovecot, Liverpool on August 22 after a gunman opened fire on her home as he chased another man.
She was hit in the chest while standing behind her mother, who was hit on the wrist.
Nine arrests have been made so far, but all have been released on bail and no one has been charged.
Police said today officers spent 15,000 hours on the case, 2,000 exhibits and thousands of CCTV hours were reviewed.
Detective Superintendent Mark Kameen said the man who was chased and shot by the killer remains in hospital.
He reveals the weapon used to kill Olivia was a .38 revolver; and the second gun in the case was a Glock-style 9mm self-loading pistol – used in three incidents on Merseyside over the past two and a half years.
Mr. Kameen said a new attempt to target organized crime last month resulted in more than 600 arrests; more than 1,800 searches stopped; 142 warrants; 127 land-based searches and 148 vehicles were seized.
People can contact Crimestoppers anonymously via its website or at 0800 555 111.