Police inspector found guilty of wife's murder

A police inspector who strangled his wife and dumped her body in a lake after she discovered he had applied for a loan in her name has been found guilty of murder.

Darren McKie, 43, admitted the manslaughter of Detective Constable Leanne McKie, nine days into his trial at Chester Crown Court, but on Friday a jury found him guilty of murder.

Her body was found in Poynton Lake, Cheshire, on September 29 last year.

In a statement, her parents Ray and Ellen Dodd said: "Justice has been served today. Our lives will never be the same again.

"There are no winners in this trial. We have lost our beautiful daughter and our grandchildren have lost their beloved mummy."