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".
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