Thousands mourn murdered police officer

The coffin of murdered police officer PC Nicola Hughes.
The coffin of murdered police officer PC Nicola Hughes. Credit: Press Association

Thousands of police officers from across the country gathered today in memory of a policewoman killed in a gun and grenade attack.

A photograph of PC Nicola Hughes was carried into the Cathedral Credit: Press Association

They were joined in Deansgate by hundreds of members of the public who lined the route of the funeral cortege as it made its way to Manchester Cathedral.

The coffin of PC Nicola Hughes
The coffin of PC Nicola Hughes Credit: Press Association

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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.