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Cheshire Police officers investigating the murder of a serving Police Officer have extended their appeal for information from the public.

Cheshire Police has extended its appeal for information, to include dash cam footage as a murder investigation into the death of a serving Greater Manchester Police officer continues.

Mother of three, Leanne McKie was found dead in a lake in Poynton on Friday, September 29.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins paid tribute to a colleague “who worked tirelessly to seek justice and support for victims of sexual crimes.”


Officers are particularly keen to hear from members of the public who believe they could have seen the 39 year old’s car, a red mini last Thursday afternoon, September 28 into Friday morning, September 29.

Dashcam footage is also being sought from the A523 between Poynton and Poynton Park or along Chester Road, toward Wilmslow.

Cheshire Police Detective Inspector Adam Waller, said, “This is an ongoing investigation and we are working hard to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries I’m appealing for information from the public to help establish Leanne’s movements in the hours leading up to her death.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who believes that that may have seen Leanne’s red Mini, registration number DA12 DFO, during the afternoon of Thursday 28 September 2017 into the early hours of Friday 29th September 2017.

“I’d like to hear from anyone with any information, and particularly anyone with any dashcam footage, that may have been driving along or in the immediate vicinity of the A523 between Poynton and Poynton Park or along the A5149, Chester Road, toward Wilmslow between the hours of 11.30pm on Thursday 28 September and 3.30am on Friday 29 September 2017.”

He added, “I’d also urge anyone who was in the area around Poynton Park during this time period and believe that they may have witnessed anything suspicious or unusual, no matter how small, to get in touch.”

Those wishing to get in touch with Police with possible information, should do so quoting incident number 93 of September 29 and should use the following link to upload dashcam footage. 

A 41 year old man remains in Police custody, assisting with enquiries.

Images: Cheshire Police has released images of a red mini belonging to 39 year old Leanne McKie as part of their appeal for information. 

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