Funeral for PC Fiona Bone

The funeral of PC Fiona Bone, who was killed in a gun and grenade attack, has taken place. The funeral of her colleague PC Nicola Hughes - who died in the same attack - was held at Manchester Cathedral yesterday.

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Family of PC Nicola Hughes thanks public for support

PC Nicola Hughes was killed in Manchester in September.

The family of PC Nicola Hughes have described the support they have received since her death as '"overwhelming and heart warming". A statement said:

"The level of support shown to us as a family from both the people of Manchester and the public in general has been overwhelming and heart warming.

“Greater Manchester Police have been extremely supportive in a sensitive and professional manner during the past four weeks and continue to be.

“The amount of support shown in public and towards us in private by other police forces from around the country would have made Nicola immensely proud to have been part of this extended family.

“Whilst we continue to grieve for our beautiful daughter and come to terms with our tragic loss, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has paid tributes, sent cards and flowers or merely stood at the roadside and demonstrated dignity and respect towards Nicola.

“We continue to draw strength from the immense support demonstrated by you all.”


Applause as funeral cortege arrives at cathedral

As the funeral cortege arrived at Manchester Cathedral there was spontaneous applause to the sound of a Scottish bagpiper.

The coffin of Pc Fiona Bone Credit: PA Wire

A large portrait photo of Pc Bone was carried into the cathedral, followed by her coffin, draped in black cloth and carried by six of her police colleagues.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy, salutes as the coffin is taken into Manchester Cathedral Credit: PA Wire

The coffin was taken in to Brahms's Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen. The first hymn sung was The Lord's My Shepherd I'll Not Want. Bible readings were given by PC Bone's colleagues Inspector Jane Brown and PC Tracey Miskell.


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