Dale Cregan lured two female police officers to their deaths by reporting a bogus burglary, a jury has heard today.
The prosecution at Preston Crown Court said Creegan then lay in wait and shot PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone repeatedly when they arrived before throwing a grenade towards the victims.
ITV News' North of England Correspondent Martin Geissler reports on the first day of the trial, which was attended by the families of both officers.
A court has heard how a one-eyed fugitive lured unarmed police officers to him as he lay in wait, before shooting them and throwing a grenade at them.
Dale Cregan, who is 29-years-old, denies murdering PC Fiona Bone who grew up in Castle Donington, and PC Nicola Hughes in an attack in September last year.
They had been responding to a report of a burglary. Cregan also denies murdering a father and son months before the attack.
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The trial at Preston Crown Court continues.