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Private funeral for police chief

Michael Todd
Michael Todd was buried near his family home

The funeral of Greater Manchester Police chief constable Michael Todd has taken place at a church close to the family home in Nottinghamshire.

Mr Todd, a married father-of-three, was found dead on Snowdon, north Wales, on 11 March.

The private funeral service for family and close friends was held at the Norman church of St Michael the Archangel in Halam at midday.

A public memorial service will be held at Manchester Cathedral on 11 April.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into Mr Todd's death.

The 50-year-old, who had been married for more than 27 years, lived in a flat in Manchester during the week and returned to his wife and three children in Nottinghamshire at weekends.

Following his death Carolyn Todd paid tribute to a "loving father and husband".

The circumstances surrounding his death are to be investigated by Sir Paul Scott-Lee, chief constable of West Midlands Police, who will be looking at whether Mr Todd's personal life had adversely impacted on his duties.

Books of condolence have been opened at Manchester Cathedral and online at the Greater Manchester Police website.



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