Man charged over Pc's death in Stockport

Pc Mike Silcock
Image caption Pc Mike Silcock was hit by a car in Heaton Mersey

A man has been charged over the death of an off-duty police officer in Greater Manchester.

Pc Mike Silcock, 30, was hit by a car in Didbsury Road, Heaton Mersey, at 2330 GMT on 6 March last year. He died in hospital a short time later.

Stephen Benson, 25, of no fixed abode, has been accused of causing death by dangerous driving and conspiracy to commit fraud.

He is due before Stockport magistrates on Wednesday.

Four other people remain on bail in connection with the investigation, police said.

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