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Detective Leanne McKie death: Husband in court on murder charge

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Image caption Det Leanne McKie had worked at Greater Manchester Police since 2001

The husband of a police detective who was found dead in a lake has been remanded in custody accused of murder.

Mother-of-three Leanne McKie, 39, was discovered in the water at Poynton Park, Cheshire, on Friday.

Det Con McKie joined Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in 2001 and worked in the force's serious sexual offences unit.

Darren McKie, 43, from Burford Close, Wilmslow, who is a GMP sergeant, appeared before South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court in Crewe.

He is due before Chester Crown Court on Wednesday.

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