Off-duty officer death probe

Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder inquiry into the death off-duty officer Pc Gareth Francis, who died after being assaulted in Edgeley, Stockport. Three men have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

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Off-duty Pc killed after night out in Greater Manchester

An off-duty police officer was killed after he was attacked while on his way home from a night out, Greater Manchester Police has said.

28-year-old Pc Gareth Francis was assaulted in Edgeley, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services attended the scene and discovered Pc Francis with a serious head injury. He was taken by ambulance to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, where he died shortly afterwards.

A murder inquiry has been launched and two men aged 20 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

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