Body found in lake believed to be policewoman from Wilmslow

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Police believe a body found in a lake in Poynton this morning is that of a a serving police officer from Wilmslow.

An investigation into the suspicious death of a woman is ongoing and formal identificationhas not yet taken place but police believe the victim is 39-year-old Leanne McKie.

Detective Inspector 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."

A 43-year-old man from Wilmslow has been arrested on suspicion of murder; he remains in police custody where he is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Adam Waller added: "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."

"I would urge also ask anyone who believes they may have witnessed what happened, saw anything suspicious or unusual, or has any information which could assist officers with their enquiries, to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 93 of 29/9/2017. You can also report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."