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Family tribute to support officer
Christopher Maclure
Christopher was on duty at the time of the incident
The parents of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) killed in a collision in Manchester have paid tribute to their "sports mad" son.

Christopher Maclure, 21, was on patrol when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a lorry in Hindley Green.

He suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.

His parents, Pauline and Donald Maclure said: He was a quiet lad with a wonderfully dry sense of humour. He will be greatly missed."

The lorry driver was treated for shock following the accident at the junction of Atherton Road and Leigh Road.

'Everton passion'

Mr Maclure's parents said their son, one of four brothers, was a "sports-mad type who liked any form of sport."

They added: "Until recently he played for a local football team and his biggest passion was for Everton Football Club." The 21-year-old joined GMP as a PCSO on 26 January and was stationed at Bamfurlong police station, Wigan.

He was due to marry his fiancée Kelly Ann Dale next year.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed as Mr Maclure was on duty as a PCSO at the time of the incident.


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