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Funeral of PC Fiona Bone

PC Fiona Bone was shot dead while on duty in Greater Manchester Photo: ITV Central News

The second funeral of a police officer killed in a gun and grenade attack will take place at Manchester Cathedral today.

PC Fiona Bone, who spent her early years in Castle Donington, died along with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes after they went to investigate a burglary call at a house in Hattersley, Tameside, on September 18.

Thousands of police officers and members of the public lined the streets yesterday to pay tribute to PC Hughes and similar scenes are expected today.

Her family have paid tribute to "a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent".

PC Bone was "so happy" in life, planning her civil partnership and on the day she died she had spoken to her partner about invitations to the ceremony.

She had served with Greater Manchester Police for five years and although quiet and reserved at first, had later come out of her shell and colleagues came to regard her as a calm, collected and professional officer who could defuse situations with her gentle manner.

The service will be held at 10.00am. Thousands of police officers from around the country are expected to stand shoulder to shoulder with members of the public along Deansgate.

The stretch of Deansgate leading to Manchester Cathedral closed at 7.00am this morning, to allow mourners to gather and for preparations to begin.

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