Five accused of helping police killer stay on-the-run

Five people accused of helping police killer Dale Cregan stay on-the-run, are on trial in Manchester.

Cregan's alleged helpers were 'forensically aware'

Police killer Dale Cregan Credit: PA

The trial of five people accused of helping police killer Dale Cregan evade capture has been told they were "forensically aware", wiping away fingerprints and disguising phone numbers.

Cregan went on-the-run after a previous murder and stayed hidden for weeks before killing two police officers.

Manchester Crown Court heard the five arranged Cregan's getaway, shuttling him across the country.

The defendants include a father and son, a boxer in Spain, and a woman who worked in a dry cleaners in Droylsden.

They deny the charges.

Media coverage of Dale Cregan hunt played to jury

Five people are on trial accused of helping Dale Cregan stay on the run before he killed two Greater Manchester police officers.

The prosecution claim four men and one woman conspired to help him and two accomplices after a previous murder.

Jurors are being shown media coverage of the hunt for Cregan.

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Trial of 5 people accused of helping police killer Dale Cregan's shown extensive media coverage of the manhunt to find him #cregan

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5 people have gone on trial accused of helping Dale Cregan stay on the run before he killed 2 Greater Manchester police officers.

The prosecution claim 4 men and one woman conspired to help him and 2 accomplices after he murdered David Short.

They're accused of help the fugitives evade capture by taking them to Bradford and Kent.

Elaine Willcox reports from Manchester Crown Court.

Five accused of helping police killer stay on-the-run

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Prosecution about to open case of 5 people accused of helping Dale Cregan stay on the run before he killed 2 police women in Hattersley.

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Prosec claim 5 defendants each joined a conspiracy which kept Dale Cregan & 2 accomplices on the run evading capture #cregan

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Court told one of defendants Patricia Kelly worked at Press to impress dry cleaners in Droylsden & repeatedly rang Dale Cregan's accomplices