Hundreds of police officers and members of the public lined the streets of Manchester to pay respects to murdered police officer Nicola Hughes.
Her funeral is due to take place shortly in Manchester Cathedral.
Police officers from all over the country have been arriving in Manchester this morning to pay their respects to murdered colleague Nicole Hughes.
Members of the public and police officers have started to line the route the funeral cortege will take to Manchester Cathedral.
Police officers will pay tribute to the life and service of PC Nicola Hughes today during her funeral in Manchester Cathedral at 1pm.
A mixture of poems, Bible readings and personal reflections will be read aloud to the congregation:
- Death is nothing at all will be read by Sergeant Stephen Lovatt
- Do not let your hearts be troubled will be read by Inspector Jane Brown
- Feel No Guilt in Laughter will be read by Sergeant Gordon Swan
Police officers from across the country will line Manchester's main street today to pay their respects to 23-year-old Nicola Hughes.
The Police Federation have said members of the public are welcome to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" with officers as they line the streets of Deansgate. The road will be closed until 3pm this afternoon.
PC Nicola Hughes, whose funeral will be held in Manchester today, lived in the Oldham area with her mother Susan and also leaves behind her father, Bryn, and younger brother, Sam.
The 23-year-old joined Greater Manchester Police in 2009 because her family said she wanted to make a difference and was doing a job she loved.
Fellow officers described their colleague as a chatterbox, someone always smiling, with a bubbly, infectious personality.
Manchester is expected to come to a standstill today as both members of the public and police officers pay their respects to PC Nicola Hughes.
The funeral cortege will pass through the heart of the city centre along Deansgate before a service at Manchester Cathedral at 1pm.
Police chiefs said they have been overwhelmed by the public support with more than 25,000 messages of condolence on its website, 19,000 via Facebook and another 1,000 on Twitter.
Greater Manchester Police are selling commemorative wristbands for the general public to show their support towards killed police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone.
The funeral of 23-year-old PC Nicola Hughes - who was killed in a gun and grenade attack - will be held in Manchester today.
Any profits from the wristbands will be distributed according to the families of the victims.
The funeral of police officer Nicola Hughes - who was killed in a gun and grenade attack last month - will be held at Manchester Cathedral later today.
Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets of Manchester to pay their respects to the 23-year-old who died alongside her colleague PC Fiona Bone after they were called to investigate a burglary in Mottram.
The service will be at 1pm and it will be followed by a private funeral.
Dale Cregan, 29, has been charged with the two officers' murders.