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Police reissue appeal for witnesses over PC death

Detectives are reissuing their appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the assault of three men on Colquitt Street in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Friday, 19 December, to contact them.

Police believe that three men were involved in the attack on PC Neil Doyle and two of his colleagues at about 3.15am and they are urging anyone who has any information to come forward.

A 28-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of the murder of PC Doyle and two section 18 assaults, after he presented himself at a police station last night. He is being interviewed by detectives.

PC Neil Doyle who died after being assaulted early on Friday morning Credit: Merseyside Police

Anyone with information is urged to call the investigation team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Saturday through the Northwest

Morning walk with the dog in Torrisholme Credit: CHRIS COATES

SATURDAY

Another day with a mix of crisp winter sunshine and blustery showers.

Remaining windy, especially through the morning, but the wind should ease a little through the afternoon.

Showers will also fade later in the day, leaving a mainly dry afternoon and evening.

Highs around average for most area 7-8°C

Man held after police officer's death

A 28-year-old man from Huyton has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an assault in Liverpool in which an off duty policeman died.

Merseyside Police say the man presented himself at a police station this evening and is being interviewed by detectives.

A post mortem to establish the cause of death of Constable Neil Doyle has concluded that he died as a result of a fatal bleed around the brain, caused by damage to major blood vessels supplying the brain, consistent with an assault.

Man charged with attempted murder in Blackpool

Lancashire police say a man's been charged with attempted murder following an incident involving armed officers last night. Marco Freeston will appear at Blackpool magistrates court tomorrow morning. Police were called to Alexandra Road in the resort on Thursday afternoon. A woman and two children were taken to hospital.

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