Crowds for PC Hughes funeral

Crowds have gathered on the streets of Manchester city centre for the funeral today of PC Nicola Hughes. PC Hughes and colleague PC Fiona Bone were shot dead in Hattersley. Both services will be at Manchester Cathedral.

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Man released without charge after being arrested in connection with the deaths of two police officers

A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, in relation to the deaths of two police officers, has been released without charge.

"As we have said before, this remains a complex investigation and we are fully investigating the circumstances surrounding the murders of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes.

"We have been touched by the many thousands of messages received from the public who are as shocked as we are and as a force we want to thank them for their support over the last few days.

"I would urge anyone who has any information to assist this investigation to do the right and just thing and contact us."

– Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan

29-year-old Dale Cregan has been charged with four counts of murder and four counts of attempt murder.

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