Off-duty Greater Manchester police officer murdered


Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes from Greater Manchester Police said an off-duty police officer who died after being attacked was a "respected and dedicated officer".

PC Gareth Francis, 28, was walking home from a night out with friends on Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport, at 01:20 GMT, when he was attacked, police said.

Two men have been been arrested on suspicion of his murder and remain in custody for questioning.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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