Policewomen memorial garden opens
A memorial garden is to be unveiled in honour of two policewomen who were killed in a gun and grenade attack.
Pcs Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, lost their lives when they responded to a report of a burglary in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, on September 18.
The garden at Hyde police station has been created following donations from members of the community, local businesses and police partners, said Greater Manchester Police.
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, said: "Nothing can replace the two lives that have been lost. But having this peaceful garden area means that we now have a special place for family, friends, colleagues and members of the public to reflect and remember Nicola and Fiona."
Tameside Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley said: "As a division and police force, we have been overwhelmed by the support and compassion shown by not only our community but also from those further afield.
"It is through their generosity and goodwill that we have been able to make this memorial garden a reality.
"On behalf of my officers here in Tameside, I want to say thank you."
Dale Cregan, 29, has pleaded not guilty to the murders of both women and is due to go on trial at Preston Crown Court in February.