Stockport Man Charged Over PC Death

27 February 2013, 17:14

A man's been charged with killing an off-duty police officer in Stockport.

Gareth Francis died after an alleged attack near a pub on Castle Street, Edgeley, at around 1.20am on Sunday 20 January.

A post mortem found the 28-year-old died from a head injury following a single punch

Westley Holland, who's 20 and from Laburnum Way, Stockport has been charged with manslaughter and will appear before Stockport Magistrates on Thursday.

A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.

Anyone with information is asked to call GMP's Major Incident Team on 0161 856 9283 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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