Cregan murder trial

The trial of a man accused of the murder of two police officers in Greater Manchester has begun. Dale Cregan, 29, is accused of killing PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, in a gun and grenade attack, on September 18 last year.

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Dale Cregan confesses to PC killings

Four days into his trial Dale Cregan confessed that he did lure PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes to Hattersley with a fake 999 call, before killing them.

He still denies the murders of Mark and David Short.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was one of few journalists in court to hear his admission.

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Police release image of Glock gun used to killed PCs

The Glock handgun was photographed at the scene of the murders at Abbey Gardens. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

An image of the Glock handgun found at the scene of the killings of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in Abbey Gardens in Mottram, Hyde, on September 18 last year has been released by Greater Manchester Police.

Preston Crown Court heard that Dale Cregan, who today confessed to the two murders, fired a total of 32 bullets from the weapon at the unarmed officers after luring them to the address with a bogus 999 call.

Police release images of Dale Cregan's arrest

Earlier today, Dale Cregan pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the murders of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes last year.

These images show Dale Cregan walking into Hyde police station and being arrested on September 18th 2012.

Dale Cregan at Hyde police station Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Dale Cregan entering Hyde police station Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Dale Cregan at Hyde police station Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Dale Cregan arrested Hyde police station Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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Dale Cregan trial latest

The mother of a man - whose murder sparked a series of shootings ending with the deaths of two policewomen - has told a court her son didn't deserve to die.

Michelle Kelly was the first witness in the trial of Dale Cregan and nine others at Preston Crown Court.

She's the mother of Mark Short and was the partner of David Short - both men were murdered in separate shootings last year.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was in court to hear her evidence.

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