Police from around the country say why they attended PC Nicola Hughes's funeral

The hat and gloves of PC Nicola Hughes on her coffin Credit: Press Association

Police officers from across the UK joined their colleagues from Greater Manchester to pay tribute to fallen PC Nicola Hughes.

Thousands of people answered the call by Greater Manchester Police to join them in paying tribute to the memory of PC Nicola Hughes.

A grim-faced Peter Fahy at the funeral Credit: Press Association
Police officers bow their heads in sadness Credit: Press Association
A hug of comfort for officers still stunned at the death of PC Nicola Hughes Credit: PA
Mounted police officers salute their fallen colleague Credit: Press Association