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North Pole marathon challenge for Pc's father

The father of Nicola Huges the young policewoman murdered by Dale Cregan in Manchester is preparing for the toughest physical challenge of his life, to raise money in her name.

Bryn Hughes will take part in the North Pole marathon, trekking along 26 miles of ice, in temperatures that could reach -35.

He will raise money for the victims of violent crime and the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.

He sets off in April and says he just wants to make Nicola proud.

You can find out more at pchughesnorthpolerun.co.uk and their Just Giving page.

PC Hughes' father 'overwhelmed' by support

The father of PC Nicola Hughes who was shot whilst on duty told us he's overwhelmed at the support he's receiving for his North Pole marathon.

Bryn Hughes's daughter Nicola and PC Fiona Bone were shot dead by Dale Cregan when they were responding to a hoax burglary call. Bryn will brave temperatures as low as -37C when he attempts the challenge next April.

All the money raised will go to: the North West Police Benevolent Fund, and Care of Police Survivors, which look after current and retired officers and their families when they are in need, and Victim Support, which assists victims of crime.

Tonight an event to raise money for the marathon will be held in Saddleworth at the Swan pub in Dobcross. Stuart Littleford from the Saddleworth News has arranged a screening of 'Kes" and appearance from Billy Casper himself Dai Bradley.

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Day 2: Charity run for fallen colleagues

PC Steve Phillips

PC Steve Phillips is on day two of of his epic 230 mile run to raise money for the families of his fallen colleagues.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, PC Steve Phillips, Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley, and Ricky Hatton.

Yesterday he completed the journey from Hyde to Stoke with a little help along the way from colleagues and Hyde hitman Ricky Hatton. In total he'll complete just short of ten marathons in just 6 days.

230 mile run for fallen colleagues Credit: GMP

The run is in memory of fellow GMP officers, Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who died in Hattersley in September.

Money will be split between the COPS - Care of Police Survivors - and the North West Benevolent Fund.

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Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, PC Steve Phillips, and Ricky Hatton, Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley. Credit: GMP

Colleague stages charity run for shot PCs

A police officer has set off on an incredible 230 mile run to raise money for the families of his fallen colleagues.

PC Steve Phillips will run from Hyde to Stoke on his first leg today - before completing just short of ten marathons in just 6 days.

The run is in memory of fellow GMP officers, Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who died in Hattersley in September.

Money will be split between the COPS - Care of Police Survivors - and the North West Benevolent Fund.

Charity run for shot PCs

A police officer has set off on an incredible 230 mile run to raise money for the families of his fallen colleagues.

PC Steve Phillips will run from Hyde to Stoke on his first leg today - before completing just short of ten marathons in just 6 days.

The run is in memory of fellow GMP officers, Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who died in Hattersley in September.

Money will be split between the COPS - Care of Police Survivors - and the North West Benevolent Fund.

Charity run for shot PC's

PC's Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

A Greater Manchester police officer will embark on a 230-mile run from Hyde to Bournemouth today in memory of PC's Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.

PC Steve Phillips, who is a training coordinator for the special operations unit will be running eight hours a day over six days to complete the task.

Mr Phillips said: "Following the tragic shootings of Nicola and Fiona I wanted to be able to do something to raise money in their name.

"I have taken part in a number of races over the years, the most recent being the coast to coast 140-mile challenge over five days last year. This time round I wanted to up my game so I decided that 40-miles a day would be the perfect way to do it."

PC Phillips will set off at 9:30 this morning on from the memorial garden for Nicola and Fiona based at Hyde Police Station.

Money being raised from the event will go to COPS (Care of Police Survivors) and the North West Police Benevolent Fund. More details here: www.c2crun.co.uk.

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Memorial garden for PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone

The families of two police officers shot dead in Greater Manchester came together to pay tribute to them at the opening of a garden in their memory.

PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were answering what they thought was routine 999 call when they were murdered in September.

People from the Hyde community helped build the garden. Fiona's father said he hoped his daughter had not died in vain. Rachel Townsend reports.

Memorial garden for PC Hughes and PC Bone

Memorial garden for fallen police officers Credit: ITV

A memorial garden has opened in memory of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes killed whilst on duty in Greater Manchester.

The father of PC Fiona Bone, spoke publicly for the first time since her death describing it as “a wonderful lasting tribute.”

Doves released in memory of Fiona and Nicola

Paul Bone thanked police for their help following the tragedy and said: “We are tremendously grateful for the support we have had from the community."

At a special service prayers were said and a minutes silence was observed before white doves were released.

Memorial paid for by public donations

PC's Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were shot in Hattersley in September.

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