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Off-duty PC killed in attack was set to go on honeymoon

The newlywed wife of a police officer who was killed in an assault in Liverpool city centre while off duty has issued a tribute to him.

Neil was very well loved by all of his family, friends and colleagues and it is a great loss to us all.

We are finding it extremely difficult to come to terms with what has happened and need time to be left to grieve.

– PC Neil Doyle's wife Sarah Doyle

The couple got married in July and were due to go on their honeymoon next month.

Police believe three men were involved in the attack on PC Neil Doyle and two of his colleagues in the early hours of Friday and have appealed for witnesses.

A 28-year-old man from Huyton has been arrested on suspicion of murder after handing himself in to a police station.

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Second man arrested on suspicion of off-duty PC's murder

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police constable Neil Doyle in Liverpool city centre, Merseyside Police has said.

A 30-year-old man from Huyton has been arrested and taken to a police station to be interviewed by detectives.

A 28-year-old man, also from Huyton, who was arrested last night after handing himself into police is still being questioned.

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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.

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