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Tribute to PCSO - Wigan
Tuesday 11th September, 2007

Tribute to PCSO - Wigan
PCSO Christopher Donald Maclure

The family of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) killed in a road collision in Hindley Green has today, Tuesday 11 September 2007 paid tribute to him.

Christopher Donald Maclure, born 25/1/86, of Priory Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, was on duty and riding his pedal cycle when he was killed.

At around 10am yesterday, Monday 10 September 2007, Christopher was in collision with a wagon at the junction of Atherton Road and Leigh Road. He suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.

Christopher joined GMP as a PCSO on 26 January 2007 and was stationed at Bamfurlong police station, Wigan.

His parents, Pauline and Donald Maclure - who now live in Spain - issued the following tribute.

"He was a sports-mad type who liked any form of sport. Until recently he played for a local football team and his biggest passion was for Everton Football Club.

"He was a quiet lad with a wonderfully dry sense of humour. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him."

Christopher was born at Billinge Hospital and attended Birch Hall School in Ashton-in-Makerfield. After leaving school he had a part-time job at Sainsbury's before he worked with the housing office in Ashton.

In 2005 he met his fiancée Kelly Ann Dale and they became engaged a short time later. They planned to get married next year, although they hadn't yet set a date.

Christopher had three older brothers, Steven, Ian and Stuart. Their father, Donald, is a retired police officer with Merseyside Police and his mother Pauline is a retired nurse.

Because Christopher was on duty as a PCSO at the time of the incident, the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Inquiries are continuing and anybody who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Leigh on 0161 856 7201.

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