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Cregan 'switched' to police

A court has heard how Dale Cregan switched his sights from an "old rival" to the police when he executed a "detailed plan" to lure officers to their deaths in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester. The trial is due to resume on Monday.

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Dale Cregan 'lay in wait for officers'

Preston Crown Court has been told by prosecution that on September 18 2012 Dale Cregan called in a spurious burglary at Abbey Gardens in Hattersley, luring two unarmed police officers to investigate.

He lay in wait with a glock firearm, the court heard. Pc Fiona Bone and Pc Nicola Hughes attended. As soon as they arrived Cregan shot the officers repeatedly - until his magazine was empty. As he left the scene he threw a grenade towards his victims.

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