A 22-year old man arrested in connection with the Facebook page set up in support of Dale Cregan has been bailed as investigations by Merseyside Police continue.
As tens of thousands of tributes poured in from across the nation for the PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes, more than one Facebook page was set up in praise of the suspect held by police.
One was titled Dale Cregan OBE, with internet "trolls" posting messages claiming the suspected killer was a "hero".
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, of Greater Manchester Police, has spoken about "tasteless" comments made online following the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
Speaking at a news conference, he said:
Anybody who perhaps wishes to take the opportunity following such a tragedy to tastelessly add derogatory comments and perhaps think that they are poking fun at such at such a tragic situation will always cause a great degree of emotion.
Not just in police officers but ordinary members of the public.
I looked at some of these websites and saw ordinary members of the public alarmed and really distressed at some of the ridiculous comments put on there.
And I think they would have wanted us to be able to take positive action and that's exactly what ourselves and Merseyside Police have done.
Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan has revealed details of an arrest made over an offensive Facebook page created after the deaths of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes.
Speaking at news conference, he said an investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police led to the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Merseyside last night.
He remains in custody and is being questioned.
A man is under arrest after a Facebook page was set up lauding suspected police officer double killer Dale Cregan as a "legend".
The "tribute" went online within hours of PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, dying in a gun and grenade attack in Hattersley, Tameside, on Tuesday morning.
Greater Manchester Police announced the arrest as officers continued to question Cregan, 29, on suspicion of murder.
He was detained after walking into a nearby police station after the attack.
Greater Manchester Police is due to hold a news conference at 12:10pm.
It is expected that further details will be revealed of an arrest made in connection with an offensive Facebook page set up following the deaths of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes.
A man has been arrested in connection with an offensive Facebook page set up following the deaths of police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, Greater Manchester Police has said.