An off-duty police officer killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack is reported to be from Cheshire .
Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins revealed that a serving female officer is among the 22 victims of Monday night's bomb blast as he updated reporters on the investigation this afternoon (May 24).
"Very sadly I can confirm one of the victims is a serving police officer," he said.
"In respect of the family's wishes I will make no further comment at this stage."
The BBC has reported that the officer was with her husband and two children, who were all injured.
Her husband is understood to be in a critical condition.
The force has declined to comment and referred inquiries to Greater Manchester Police.
Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales Steve White said: “Once again the service has been rocked by the devastating news that a member of the police family has lost their life because of the murderous actions of a terrorist.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of everybody affected at this difficult time.”