PC Neil Doyle, 36, died after an early morning assault on a group of three officers near a city centre nightclub – just weeks before his honeymoon”
Detectives investigating the death of off-duty police constable Neil Doyle have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, Merseyside Police said tonight.
The 28-year-old suspect handed himself in to police this evening and is currently being interviewed by detectives, officers said.
Pc Doyle, a 36-year-old beat bobby, was set upon by three men in what his boss described as an unprovoked and vicious attack.
He may have been targeted because of his job.
Badly beaten, he lost consciousness and died in hospital. Two colleagues were also injured in the incident.
Police say it appears the gang of attackers knew their victims were off-duty officers. Sir Jon Murphy, Merseyside’s Chief Constable, said: ‘Constable Doyle was enjoying a Christmas night out with his work colleagues.
‘They were subjected to an apparently unprovoked and vicious attack by a group of males. There is no...
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