Three men bailed after death of off-duty PC in Edgeley

PC Gareth Francis Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of off-duty officer PC Gareth Francis have been bailed.

Police were called to a report of an assault on January 20th near to the Sir Robert Peel pub on Castle Street, Edgeley.

Emergency services attended the scene within minutes and discovered 28-year-old Gareth with a serious head injury.He was taken by ambulance to Stepping Hill Hospital but died a short time later.

A post mortem examination concluded Gareth died from a head injury following a single punch.

A 21-year-old man and 20-year-old man have been bailed until 5 March and 7 March 2013.

A third man who handed himself into police was bailed until 28 January 2013.