Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Mourners asked to wear a ‘splash of pink’ to Liverpool schoolgirl’s funeral | UK News
The mourners have been asked to wear “powder pink” when they attend Olivia Pratt-Korbel’s funeral later this month.
A ceremony will be held for the nine-year-old in Liverpool on September 15, according to the funeral director’s announcement.
“The family asked everyone to wear a little bit of pink,” said a statement on Funeral Home Director Debbie Bennett’s website.
“Olivia will be very sad for all her family and friends.
“Funeral Mass at St Margaret Mary’s Church, Pilch Lane, Dovecot on September 15 at 11am, followed by a private burial.”
The church, next to her school, hold a vigil for Olivia on Wednesday.
Olivia died after being shot at her home in Liverpool’s Dovecot neighborhood around 10pm on Monday 22 August while a gunman was pursuing convicted burglar Joseph Nee.
The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest, an autopsy showed.
Her mother Cheryl was also injured and is still being treated for her injuries, police said.
The agents investigating Olivia’s murder released CCTV footage of the gunman fled the scene as they continued to hunt him down.
Olivia was picked up by the police and taken to the hospital after being shotWhen an officer tried to save her by covering her chest wound with her hand, an investigation was heard.
A 36-year-old Huyton man and a 33-year-old Dovecot man were arrested on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with Olivia’s death last week and have been released on bail.