Retired Merseyside Police detective inspector stabbed to death at home

Retired Merseyside Police detective inspector, 64, is stabbed to death at home as man, 21, who was arrested for murder is detained

  • Andrew McDiarmid served for 30 years with Merseyside Police, het die mag gesê
  • 64-year-old was found fatally stabbed at his home in Heswall, Wirrall, Maandag
  • Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder now detained under Mental Health Act
  • A retired detective inspector has been found stabbed to death in his home, sparking a murder probe.

    Andrew McDiarmid, 64, vir wie gedien het 30 years with Merseyside Police, was found with serious injuries at the property in Heswall, Wirral, Maandag, according to his former force.

    A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene has been detained under the Mental Health Act. He has been taken to hospital for assessment.

    A 54-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released on bail, polisie gesê.

    Andrew McDiarmid (op die foto), 64, vir wie gedien het 30 years with Merseyside Police, was found with serious injuries at the property in Wirral, Maandag, according to his former force

    Andrew McDiarmid (op die foto), 64, vir wie gedien het 30 years with Merseyside Police, was found with serious injuries at the property in Wirral, Maandag, according to his former force

    A retired detective inspector has been found stabbed to death in his home, sparking a murder probe. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    A retired detective inspector has been found stabbed to death in his home, sparking a murder probe. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    Andrew McDiarmid, 64, vir wie gedien het 30 years with Merseyside Police, was found with serious injuries at the property in Heswall, Wirral, Maandag, his former force said. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    Andrew McDiarmid, 64, vir wie gedien het 30 years with Merseyside Police, was found with serious injuries at the property in Heswall, Wirral, Maandag, his former force said. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel








    Officers were called to the house on Oldfield Way at 8.45pm on Monday.

    Mr McDiarmid was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem showed the cause of death as stab wounds.

    Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said: ‘Andy joined Merseyside Police in 1978 en spandeer 30 years with the service, working at Wavertree police station and in CID in Tuebrook, Huyton and Wirral.

    A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene has been detained under the Mental Health Act. He has been taken to hospital for assessment. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene has been detained under the Mental Health Act. He has been taken to hospital for assessment. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    A 54-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released on bail, polisie gesê. A post mortem showed the cause of death as stab wounds. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    A 54-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released on bail, polisie gesê. A post mortem showed the cause of death as stab wounds. Op die foto: Polisie op die toneel

    ‘He retired as a detective inspector in intelligence in 2008. Our thoughts and condolences are with Andy’s family at this tragic time.

    Een buurman, praat met the Liverpool Echo, described Mr McDiarmid as a ‘nice guywho had retired from his job ‘quite recently.

    The neigbhour added: ‘Hulle (Die 18-jarige Royal op die hange afgebeeld) were very quiet and have lived there for 10 jare. It’s come as an absolute bolt from the blue.

    ‘It’s completely unexpected and I’m struggling to understand what’s happened.

    Police said the investigation remained ongoing and extensive CCTV, house-to-house and forensic inquiries were being carried out.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 22000056993.