Tonight we share the tragic news that a serving police officer has been found dead in a lake. Police believe she was murdered.
This is a very tragic incident and our thoughts go out to Police Constable Leanne Mckie’s family friends and fellow officers who worked with and knew PC Mckie.
Sadly the Greater Manchester Police officer was found dead in a lake in Poynton near Stockport in the early hours of Friday morning.
Leanne Mckie aged 39 was a mum of three from the Wilsmlow area, Detectives have now launched a murder investigation.
Police have confirmed they have arrested a man aged 43 from the Wilmslow area on suspicion of her murder.
That man remains in police custody for questioning, Police responded to reports that a body was found in the Poynton Park lake at 3.45am this morning (Friday 29th September)
The park has now been cordoned off while forensic officers examine the scene and look for any potential evidence.
Cheshire Police say they believe the incident is isolated and that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.
Det Insp Adam Waller said: “Investigations into her death are currently ongoing and we are working hard to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We are aware of a number of rumours circulating in relation to the identity of the victim and, whilst formal identification has not year taken place, we do believe that the victim is 39-year-old Leanne McKie, from Wilmslow.
“Leanne was a mother of three young children and a serving police officer in Greater Manchester Police.
“Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Leanne’s family, friends and colleagues.
I would like to reassure local residents that at this stage this appears to be an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in relation to her death.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 93 of September 29, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.