Manchester police officer found dead in St Helens

A police firearms officer has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, in Merseyside.

Pc Nick Corless, 36, who worked for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), was found in a silver VW Golf at Brynn Street, St Helens on Sunday.

The father-of-one, from St Helens, carried out anti-terrorism duties at Manchester International Airport.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the incident has been referred to the coroner.

'Deeply shocked'

A post-mortem examination has been carried out on Pc Corless's body.

His commanding officer, Supt David Hull, said: "Nick was an extremely well-liked and respected colleague.

"He had been a member of the airport section of Greater Manchester Police since 2005 and undertook high-profile protective firearms duties here.

"Nick got on with his job in a quiet and unassuming way, but nevertheless displayed a very real determination for and a pride in his job.

"He worked as part of tight-knit and motivated team of officers who have all been deeply shocked and upset by his tragic and untimely death."

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