Four men found guilty of murdering Ashley Dale in Liverpool

Four men have been found guilty of the murder of a Liverpool woman who was shot dead in her home last year.

James Witham, 41, Joseph Peers, 29, Niall Barry, 26, and Sean Zeisz, 28, have been found guilty at Liverpool crown court of the murder of 28-year-old Ashley Dale.

Dale, a council environmental health worker, was killed when Witham kicked down the door of her house in the Old Swan area of Liverpool and shot her in the abdomen on 21 August 2022.

The court heard how the murder was planned and carried out by the four men, who were also found guilty of conspiracy to murder her boyfriend, Lee Harrison.

Harrison was not at the address when Dale was shot.

A fifth man, Ian Fitzgibbon, was cleared of killing Dale and all other charges relating to the murder, while a sixth man, Kallum Radford, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.

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