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Body of policewoman, 39, is found in a lake

  • Cheshire Police were called to Poynton Park at around 3.45am on Friday after reports that a body had been found
  • The body is believed to be that of Manchester Police officer Leanne McKie 
  • A 43-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman believed to be Greater Manchester Police officer Leanne McKie was found in a lake.   

Cheshire Police were called to Poynton Park at about 3.45am on Friday after reports a body had been found. 

A formal identification of the body has not yet taken place by it is believed to be the 39-year-old mother-of-three Ms McKie. 

Cheshire Police were called to Poynton Park at about 3.45am on Friday after reports a body had been found

Detective Inspector Adam Waller said: ‘At this stage this appears to be an isolated incident and we are doing everything we can to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened.

‘A 43-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident; he is assisting officers with their inquiries.

‘We are aware of a number of rumours circulating in relation to the identity of the victim and, whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, we do believe that the victim is 39-year-old Leanne McKie, from Wilmslow.’ 

Mr Waller urged anyone with any information to contact police. 

Police cordons are in place in Poynton and Wilmslow as inquiries continue. 

Mr Waller added: “Leanne was a mother of three young children and a serving police officer in Greater Manchester Police. Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Leanne’s family, friends and colleagues.”

He said that the incident appeared to be isolated and that police were not looking for anyone else in relation to her death. 

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