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GMP is splashing out £7.5m on 143 detectives for its ailing CID

Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox Unloved, overworked, tired and underfunded - Life on Mars' Gene Hunt would have something rude and pithy to say about it.

CID, once a byword for policing glamour, has been the poor relation in the dysfunctional family that is GMP for years, with the brightest sparks in the force agitating for moves to specialist units like the major incident team or counter terrorism.

That could be about to change with a new chief constable on the way and - the M.E.N. can reveal - a £7.5m investment in CID which will bolster the number of plainclothes detectives working on local divisions by 143.

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