On Friday, March 6, 2009, Officer Mike Silcock from the Greater Manchester Police, was killed.
Mike was off duty when he was killed on Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, around 11:30pm. He was taken to Stepping Hill hospital with a serious head injuries. He died shortly later.
A yellow BMW Three Series M3 Coupe, registration number MM51 VOH, was seen driving away from the crime scene. The same car was later found burned on a golf club.
Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder. They are all out on bail. If you have any information please call the GM police at 0161 856 8259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
UPDATE 2011: Stephen Benson, a career criminal, killed Mike Silcock in a hit-and-run. He had been asked to destroy a car for an insurance scam but instead killed off-duty officer Mike Silcock hours after taking the that car, a BMW M3, the Manchester Crown Court heard. Benson was sentenced to four years and two months.