03/10/2017 08:47 BST

Detective Leanne McKie Death: Police Officer Husband Charged With Murder After Body Found In Poynton Park Lake

Darren McKie, also a Greater Manchester Police officer, is due in court today.

The husband of a detective whose body was found in a lake has been charged with her murder.

Leanne McKie, 39, a serving Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer from Wilmslow, was found dead in Poynton Park, Cheshire, on Friday.

Darren McKie, 43, also a GMP officer, will appear at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said Darren McKie was arrested during the early hours on Friday after his wife’s body was found and was subsequently charged with murder.

Leanne McKie was found dead on Friday her husband has now been charged with her murder

He has already appeared in court and was remanded in police custody to re-appear at the South and East Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. 

Earlier on Monday, police said they wanted to speak to a group of four people who walked past the lake off London Road North, Poynton, in the direction of Stockport at 12.15am on Friday.

Detectives said they were keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around Poynton Park between 11.30pm on September 28 and 3.30am the following day, and who may have witnessed anything suspicious or unusual.

They also reiterated their appeal to anyone who believes they may have seen the Wilmslow mother-of-three’s red Mini car, registration number DA12 DFO, during the afternoon of September 28 and into the early hours of September 29 to come forward.

Detective Inspector Adam Waller, from Cheshire Police, said: “The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Leanne’s death is ongoing and we are following a number of inquiries.

“Leanne was a devoted mum of three young children and a dedicated officer who worked tirelessly to support victims of crime.

“Her family, friends and colleagues have been left totally devastated by her death and she will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.

“I urge anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation, no matter how small, to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting 93 of 29/9/2017. Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Members of the public with any dashcam or video footage can upload it to the Cheshire Police website via this link and reference incident 93 of 29/09/17.