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Police deny PC murder weapon was from convicted smuggler

Greater Manchester Police have told ITV Central they do not believe the weapon used in the murder of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes was smuggled into the UK by Steven Greenoe.

Greenoe, a former US Marine who lived in Shrewsbury, was jailed for ten years in January for a major gun-smuggling operation from America into the UK on commercial transatlantic flights.

The GMP told ITV Central: "There is no evidence to suggest the guns came from him. It is not a line of inquiry."