Bodycam footage of child killer Cashman being arrested on his birthday

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    Bodycam footage shows the moment police arrested Olivia Pratt-Korbel's killer Thomas Cashman on his birthday.

    Cashman, 34, was today (Thursday, March 30) found guilty of murdering the nine-year-old at her family home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22 last year.

    Olivia was tragically shot after stranger Joseph Nee, 36, burst in while fleeing from gunman Cashman.

    READ MORE: Man accused of murdering Olivia Pratt-Korbel found guilty

    The bullet hit her in the chest after passing through the front door and hitting her mum, Cheryl Korbel, in the hand.

    Cashman had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Olivia, the attempted murder of Mr Nee and to wounding Cheryl with intent to inflict GBH.

    He was found guilty on all counts. The jury came to unanimous verdicts on them all.

    Footage of the moment Cashman was arrested at an address at the Decks in Runcorn, at 12.55am on his birthday (Sunday, September 4), has now been released.

    It shows Cashman lying on the floor in what appears to be a hallway as armed officers instruct him to "put your hands behind your head".

    The officer whose bodycam footage has been released then puts handcuffs on him.

    Cashman is then heard asking "What's it for? What have I done? What have I done? Go on."

    As he's hauled to his feet he exclaims: "I ain't resisting one little bit. I just want to know what I've done. That's all. All I want to know is what I'm arrested for. Tell me what I'm arrested for!"

    The officer then does exactly that. He says: "You're under arrest on suspicion of murder, and suspicion of attempted murder."

    As the officer continues to read Cashman's rights, he fumes: "What are you on about, murder!

    "Well I haven't committed no offence. I haven't committed no offence what youse are talking about. None. None whatsoever."

    Cashman was also found guilty of the attempted murder of the intended target of the shooting Joseph Nee, 36, wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Olivia’s mother Cheryl Korbel, 46, and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

    In a video of a police interview played before the court earlier this month, the heartbroken recalled the moments after her daughter was hit by the stray bullet.

    Ms Korbel said: "I couldn't keep her awake. She went all floppy and her eyes went to the back of her head and I realised that she must have been hit because I didn't know until then and I lifted her top up and the bullet had got her right in the middle of the chest."

    Cashman had pleaded not guilty to murder last December following the incident and before his trial began on Monday, March 6.

    He has also pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to murder Joseph Nee and wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm against Olivia's mum, Cheryl Korbel, as well as two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and denied any involvement in the shooting.

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