The man accused of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool in August has been remanded in custody.

Thomas Cashman, 34, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this afternoon after his case was sent from the magistrates' court in the morning.

Olivia was fatally shot by a gunman who chased convicted burglar Joseph Nee into her home in Dovecot on 22 August.

Her mother, Cheryl Korbel, 46, was injured in the shooting, which happened just after 10pm.

Mr Cashman, of Grenadier Drive, West Derby, is charged with Olivia's murder and with the attempted murders of Ms Korbel and Nee, as well as two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Ms Korbel and Olivia's father, John Francis Pratt, were in court along with other family members and police officers.

Thomas Keaney, representing Cashman, made no application for bail.

A provisional trial date was set for 6 March next year, with a plea and trial preparation hearing to take place on 10 January.

David McLachlan KC, prosecuting, said the trial is expected to last four weeks.

Judge Neil Flewitt KC said Mr Cashman will appear at the next hearing via video-link.

He told him: "In the meantime you must remain in custody."

Earlier in the day, Paul Russell appeared at Liverpool Magistrates' Court charged with assisting an offender.

Mr Russell, 40, of Snowberry Road, West Derby, is alleged to have assisted Mr Cashman by driving him away from the scene and disposing of clothing, the court heard.

No application for bail was made and he was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 31 October.

Vehicle carrying Thomas Cashman arrives at Liverpool Magistrates' Court

There have been 11 arrests over Olivia's death so far, with nine men previously detained as part of the wide-scale investigation, all of whom were later bailed.