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.
A football match will be played to raise money for the families of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who were shot dead in September. A team of ex-Manchester City stars will take on members of Greater Manchester Police ay Hyde FC later this month.
A 33 year old man from the Isle of Man has been charged with criminal damage following an investigation into graffiti that was daubed on a garage door in Castletown in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The graffiti allegedly made reference to murdered Greater Manchester police officers. PC Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes. Fiona, lived on the island before moving to Manchester, was shot dead along with her colleague while on duty in September.
The man will appear at Douglas Courthouse on Monday 22nd October 2012.
Police on the Isle of Man say they've discovered offensive graffiti about the deaths of two police officers and are searching for the offender.
The graffiti found on a garage door near a property on the south of the island also referred to the Hillsborough disaster.
Fiona Bone, who lived on the island before moving to Manchester, was killed along with colleague PC Nicola Hughes while on duty in September.
Dale Cregan, 29, has been charged with their murders and two others. The graffiti included Mr Cregan's name.
Police say they've asked one media outlet to take down a picture which showed the damage from their website "out of respect to victims’ families and the aggrieved party in respect of the damage caused this morning."