Dale Cregan was given a whole life sentence at Preston Crown Court today for the murders of unarmed police constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, and father and son David and Mark Short.
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Rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the two men standing on top of their car roof.
Rain and low cloud will clear to the south leaving a dry night with light winds.
Winds to ease through the evening allowing temperatures to fall steadily with a widespread frost developing.