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Heartbroken mourners line streets at emotional funeral for Elle Edwards, 26, who was shot dead at pub on Christmas Eve

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HEARTBROKEN mourners have lined the streets to say a final goodbye to Elle Edwards after she was shot dead on Christmas Eve.
Innocent Elle, 26, was caught up in the crossfire of a deadly gang war as she had a festive drink in Wallasey, Merseyside.
Elle Edwards is being laid to rest today13Elle Edwards is being laid to rest todayCredit: PAHer coffin was taken to the church in a white carriage13Her coffin was taken to the church in a white carriageCredit: PAElle's dad Tim has arrived for his daughter's funeral13Elle’s dad Tim has arrived for his daughter’s funeralCredit: PAHe helped carry Elle's coffin into the church today13He helped carry Elle’s coffin into the church todayCredit: PAElle was shot dead on Christmas Eve13Elle was shot dead on Christmas EveCredit: PAConnor Chapman, 22, has now been charged with her murder.
Hundreds of tearful mourners today gathered to pay their respects to Elle.
The beautician is being laid to rest at at St Nicholas’s Church in Wallasey.
Elle was taken on her final journey in a white carriage pulled by horses adorned with pink feathers.
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Her dad Tim helped carry his daughter’s coffin, which had white, red and pink roses on top, into the church.
A private service is being held after at Landican Cemetery and Crematorium.
The horror unfolded on Christmas Eve as make up artist Elle enjoyed a drink in the outdoor seating area of the Lighthouse Inn.
It is thought the gunman had been tipped off that a man he had a bust-up with a few days earlier was among the drinkers.

As the area was peppered with bullets, Elle was tragically blasted in the head.
She was rushed to hospital along with four men but sadly couldn’t be saved.
Elle was enjoying a drink when she was shot dead13Elle was enjoying a drink when she was shot deadCredit: PAThe order of service for Elle's funeral13The order of service for Elle’s funeralCredit: PATim previously called Elle the 'most beautiful and bright star out there'13Tim previously called Elle the ‘most beautiful and bright star out there’Credit: PAHer dad Tim Edwards said on behalf of the grieving family: “There was no one as beautiful as our Elle May, her looks, her laugh and the way she would light up a room as soon as she walked in.
“She had this way about her that as soon as you met her, you just instantly fell in love with her, everyone that met Elle knew how special she was.”
The statement added: “Her laugh was infectious. Anyone who was around her had a good time, she loved her life and had so many amazing plans for the future.
“She was only just getting started. Christmas and our family will never be the same again without her. She was the glue that held this big family together, from all of us.
“We will love and miss her forever. Our Elle May, the most beautiful and bright star out there, forever and always.”
Chapman is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He is also accused of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, relating to a converted Skorpion submachine gun.
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Chapman has been remanded in custody ahead of a plea hearing on April 17 at Liverpool Crown Court.
Elle is being laid to rest at at St Nicholas's Church in Wallasey13Elle is being laid to rest at at St Nicholas’s Church in WallaseyCredit: PAMourners have gathered for the beautician's funeral today13Mourners have gathered for the beautician’s funeral todayCredit: PAElle was enjoying festive drinks when she was shot in the head13Elle was enjoying festive drinks when she was shot in the headCredit: PAHer dad Tim said Christmas will 'never be the same'13Her dad Tim said Christmas will ‘never be the same’Connor Chapman has been charged with murder13Connor Chapman has been charged with murderCredit: Enterprise

Story Credit: thesun.co.uk

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