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The trial of a police inspector accused of murdering his wife has been hearing the couple had debts of more than £100,000. Darren McKie denies murdering Leanne McKie who was a Detective Constable with Greater Manchester Police. Her body was found in a lake in Cheshire. Amy Welch reports from Chester Crown Court.
The jury was told Darren McKie - the senior police officer accused of murdering his wife - had sent his and his wife's passport and proof of earnings to loan company Fluent Finance to apply for a loan of £54,000 and on the day of her alleged murder Mrs McKie received a letter from the firm.
At 11.20am on the day she died, she sent her husband a message which said:
The court heard he left Stretford police station, where he worked, just after 11.30am, although he had been due to finish work at 3pm.
Mrs McKie had been due to go into work for 3pm that day but never arrived.
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