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.

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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.