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Liverpool pair arrested in PC Neil Doyle death case

PC Neil Doyle Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption PC Neil Doyle had been a police officer for 10 years

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a police officer in Liverpool city centre.

A woman from Childwall, 24, and a man, aged 29, of Liverpool city centre, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, following PC Neil Doyle's death. The pair were later bailed.

PC Doyle, 36, was assaulted along with two of his colleagues near the Aloha Club, Colquitt Street on 19 December.

Two people appeared in court on Tuesday charged with his murder.

Andrew Taylor, 28, of Cherry Tree Road, Huyton and Christopher Spendlove, 30, of Brandearth Hey, Huyton are accused of murder and two counts of grievous bodily harm.

A post-mortem examination revealed PC Doyle died from bleeding around the brain.

He had been on a Christmas night out with two officers who were treated in hospital for facial injuries.

The officer had been due to go on honeymoon with his wife, Sarah, next month.

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