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Greater Manchester Police drug arrest Pc Leanne Murphy not charged

Leanne Murphy
Image caption Pc Leanne Murphy was one of GMP's best cadets during her training period

An award-winning policewoman who was arrested during a drugs raid on a house in Oldham has been released without charge.

Pc Leanne Murphy, 26, was among four arrests on 12 November when officers found cocaine and cash at the house.

Pc Murphy, who won an excellence award while a cadet, was held on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

She is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch.

Pc Murphy from Rochdale, who was off-duty at the time of her arrest, was praised in 2008 when she threatened to set a passing dog on to two potential burglars.

A GMP spokesman said: "The officer has been now been released without charge."

Pc Murphy has been put on restricted duties pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing.

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