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 'knew it would be his last night of freedom'

The prosecution in the Dale Cregan trial have been detailing how he spent the night before the murders of Pc Fiona Bone and Pc Nicola Hughes.

On the evening of 17th September last year Mr Cregan arrived at the home of his acquaintance, who aware that he was wanted by police.

Frightened for the safety of his partner and her 7-year-old daughter who were also in the house, the acquaintance allowed Cregan to spend the night.

He was sent out during the night for beer, cigarettes and cigars - the prosecution say that Dale Cregan knew this would be his last night of freedom.

The court also heard that Cregan told the acquaintance how he had murdered David Short and left a hand grenade in plane view and re-loaded a gun.

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