36-year-old PC Neil Doyle, who worked from Eaton Road police station, died after an assault in Liverpool early this morning.
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Anyone going out will see many more police on the streets, you may also notice them patrolling the roads and motorways over the festive period - a time when arrests go up dramatically. Our reporter Adam McClean was given exclusive access as officers went out on an early morning shift in Greater Manchester.
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PC Neil Doyle had been a serving officer for 10 years with a commendation for dealing with a violent robbery. He was married five months ago in July and leaves behind his wife Sarah, brother Gregg and mother Theresa.
Peter Singleton, the Chair of Merseyside Police Federation says the friends and colleagues are devastated by the death of PC Neil Doyle. He says its terrible at anytime but particularly at this time of year and all thoughts are with PC Doyle's family.
The Christmas Day truce during the First World War when troops from both sides met in no man's land to play football and exchange gifts on December the 25th, 1914 has been captured by a military artist. It's hoped the sale of the painting of men from the Cheshire Regiment will raise money for soldiers' charities. You can find out more about the First World War centenary by visiting hte Imperial War Museum North in Trafford.
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