Funeral of Pc Fiona Bone to be held in Manchester

Pc Fiona Bone's funeral will be held today Photo: GMP

The funeral of a female police officer gunned down in Hattersley last month, will be held at Manchester Cathedral.

Pc Fiona Bone was killed alongside her colleague Pc Nicola Hughes in Abbey Gardens.

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 for the funeral to begin.