Cregan murder trial begins

The trial of a man accused of the murder of two police officers in Greater Manchester has begun today.

Dale Cregan, 29, is accused of killing PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, in a gun and grenade attack, on September 18 last year.

He is also being tried for the murders of David Short, 46, and his son, Mark, 23, in the months before.

Nine other co-accused are variously charged with helping or taking part in one of the four murders and attempted murders, firearms offences or assisting an offender.

Elaine Willcox has been in court

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Cregan murder trial

The trial of a man accused of the murder of two police officers in Greater Manchester has begun. Dale Cregan, 29, is accused of killing PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, in a gun and grenade attack, on September 18 last year.