Manchester prepares for funeral of Nicola Hughes

Deansgate Street in Manchester has been closed off in preparation for the funeral of PC Nicola Hughes Credit: ITV Granada

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.


Funeral for PC Fiona Bone

The funeral of PC Fiona Bone, who was killed in a gun and grenade attack, has taken place. The funeral of her colleague PC Nicola Hughes - who died in the same attack - was held at Manchester Cathedral yesterday.