A dedicated and committed police officer has been killed in an assault in Liverpool.
He was assaulted in the early hours of this morning.
Merseyside Police were called to reports of an assault at 3.15am reporting three men had been attacked in a nightclub in the city centre.
All the men were taken to hospital where sadly one man died who has been named as PC Doyle.
The attack occurred on Colquitt Street, near the Aloha Club.
A murder investigation has been launched and the area has been sealed off for forensic examination.