Memorial garden for dead PCs

A garden in memory of two police officers who were killed while on duty will be opened today.

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Police officers in cycle ride for fallen colleagues

The cycle ride started at Buxton Police Station and finished at GMP force headquarters in central Manchester Credit: GMP

Around 80 serving and retired police officers have completed a charity bike ride in honour of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were killed in Hattersley in September.

They included a team from the Metropolitan force who made the 190 mile journey from London.

The ride has raised £6,000 for the Police Benevolent Fund, which helps officers in times of need.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police with Acc Chief Con Garry Shewan Credit: GMP

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Police say goodbye to PC Nicola Hughes

Thousands of police officers bowed their heads in silence for the funeral of one of their young colleagues.

PC Nicola Hughes was described by her Chief Constable as a young woman who "decided not to be a bystander".

Peter Fahy said she was an officer who died from her "devotion to others". She and her colleague Fiona Bone died in a gun and grenade attack two weeks ago.

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Tributes to PC Nicola Hughes at Manchester Cathedral

Mourners have attended the funeral mass of PC Nicola Hughes in Manchester Cathedral.

She was killed on a routine call with her colleague PC Fiona Bone, whose funeral is tomorrow.

Thousands of members of the public also paid their respects, answering an appeal for people to stand shoulder to shoulder with officers as the funeral cortege passed by on its way to Manchester Cathedral.

Funeral service for PC Nicola Hughes

Police chaplain Keith Stewart said PC Hughes was born at the Royal Oldham Hospital in 1988, attended Saddleworth High School and went on to study at Huddersfield University before joining the police.

He asked mourners to "remember a vibrant young woman" who was a green belt in karate but also enjoyed looking after her nails and hair and who still had "something of the little girl about her".

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