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Funeral of PC Fiona Bone to take place today

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

The funeral of PC Fiona Bone who was shot dead in Greater Manchester while on duty will take place today.

PC Fiona Bone spent her early years in Castle Donington.

Her parents have previously paid tribute, saying they have lost a "wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent."



Bishop of Shrewsbury conducts remembrance service in Greater Manchester for policewomen

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has conducted a church service for dead policewomen Credit: ITV News

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has conduced a service in Hattersley in Greater Manchester for the two officers killed there on Tuesday (23 September).

The congregation observed a two-minute silence to remember PC Fiona Bone, who spent much of her early life in Castle Donington in Leicestershire, and PC Nicola Hughes.

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Special service in Nottingham to remember police officers killed in Manchester

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A special service is being held in Nottingham today (23 September), to remember the two police officers who were killed in Manchester.PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were killed as they responded to a call on Tuesday morning (18 September).

The parents of PC Bone, who spent her early life in Castle Donington in Leicestershire, paid tribute to her, saying they have "lost a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent".

The service is taking place at St Peter's Church later this afternoon.

Policing operation "a success" at Download Festival

Fans at Download festival ahead of Sunday's Black Sabbath performance Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

The policing operation during the Download music festival in Leicestershire was "a great success".

Leicestershire Police made a number of arrests. The force says the main issue it was faced was theft from tents.

The event attracted sell-out crowds of up to 100,000 each day and more than 70,000 camped across 13 campsites.

Inspector Chris Brown, who was in charge of the crime prevention operation at Download, said: “We put a lot of effort into our plans this year, as we do every year, and I am really pleased with the outcome of the operation.

"We had some extra challenges this year with the wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday which led to an unprecedented number of people arriving at the same time causing long traffic tailbacks particularly on Friday afternoon.

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