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Memorial garden for PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone

The families of two police officers shot dead in Greater Manchester came together to pay tribute to them at the opening of a garden in their memory.

PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were answering what they thought was routine 999 call when they were murdered in September.

People from the Hyde community helped build the garden. Fiona's father said he hoped his daughter had not died in vain. Rachel Townsend reports.


Memorial garden for PC Hughes and PC Bone

Memorial garden for fallen police officers Credit: ITV

A memorial garden has opened in memory of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes killed whilst on duty in Greater Manchester.

The father of PC Fiona Bone, spoke publicly for the first time since her death describing it as “a wonderful lasting tribute.”

Doves released in memory of Fiona and Nicola

Paul Bone thanked police for their help following the tragedy and said: “We are tremendously grateful for the support we have had from the community."

At a special service prayers were said and a minutes silence was observed before white doves were released.

Memorial paid for by public donations

PC's Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were shot in Hattersley in September.

Police officers in cycle ride for fallen colleagues

The cycle ride started at Buxton Police Station and finished at GMP force headquarters in central Manchester Credit: GMP

Around 80 serving and retired police officers have completed a charity bike ride in honour of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were killed in Hattersley in September.

They included a team from the Metropolitan force who made the 190 mile journey from London.

The ride has raised £6,000 for the Police Benevolent Fund, which helps officers in times of need.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police with Acc Chief Con Garry Shewan Credit: GMP


Police say goodbye to PC Nicola Hughes

Thousands of police officers bowed their heads in silence for the funeral of one of their young colleagues.

PC Nicola Hughes was described by her Chief Constable as a young woman who "decided not to be a bystander".

Peter Fahy said she was an officer who died from her "devotion to others". She and her colleague Fiona Bone died in a gun and grenade attack two weeks ago.

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