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.

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Day two of the Dale Cregan murder trial

The prosecution described how Dale Cregan had turned his attention from old rivals to the police.

The jury heard how Cregan had a detailed plan to murder, the house he chose was the ideal location for an ambush.

The court was told Cregan had forced his way uninvited to a house in Hattersley holding a couple and their daughter in fear.

The house owner was a barber, he'd cut Dale Cregan's hair. He ordered him to do what he said, leaving the Glock gun for the family to see.

The court heard the following morning Dale Cregan rang 999 to report a burglary. He was told an officer was on the way. He said 'I'll be waiting'.

The jury heard the 999 call Dale Cregan made to police reporting a burglary, he was calm and composed.

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