Friday 24 November 2017

Manchester remembers murdered policewoman

Kim Pilling

A city stood united in memory of a fallen "brave-as-they-come" policewoman killed in the line of duty.

Thousands of members of the public stood shoulder to shoulder with police officers from across the UK as the funeral cortege for PC Nicola Hughes (23) passed through Manchester.

She and colleague Fiona Bone (32) were lured to their deaths in a gun and grenade attack by what appeared to be a routine burglary call on September 18.

Chief Constable Peter Fahy paid tribute to Ms Hughes, saying she had shown that policing is "not about muscle but is about reason, restraint and intelligence".

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court accused of the two murders.

Irish Independent

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