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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.

Charity match for killed PCs

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were killed on duty in September Credit: GMP

A charity match will be held today for the families of the two female PCs killed attending a routine call.

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were killed in Hattersley in September. Today a team of their fellow officers from Greater Manchester Police will take on a team of ex-Manchester City stars.

The match at Hyde United FC will kick off at 14,30 with proceeds going to the families of the two PCs.

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Man charged over police death graffiti

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.

Offensive graffiti about PC deaths discovered

Pc Fiona Bone and Pc Nicola Hughes Credit: ITV Granada

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."

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