Thomas Cashman, convicted of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel last week, has had a £250,000 bounty put on his head by drug lords who fear he will spill the beans on their activities. Sentenced today, the 34-year-old faces life behind bars and has also been linked to three other unsolved murders.
Insiders have told The sun there are fears within the underworld community that he will turn informant in exchange for an easier time in prison.
Gangsters want to silence him for good, and some also want revenge for the other murders he is linked to.
Cashman was convicted of shooting the dead at her home in Liverpool in August 2022 when he chased fellow criminal Joseph Nee as he took refuge in Olivia’s home.
An insider said: “The amount being talked about is £250,000 to silence him – kill him.
“His knowledge and testimony could cause a world of pain for some very big criminals who don’t want their activities looked at.
“He has nothing to lose – he’s in a tight spot. There are the living who will mingle with him for months and years to come and who won’t think twice about carrying it out.
Cashman was convicted by Manchester Crown Court last month after a former lover testified against him.
He spent months at HMP Strangeways in Manchester.