Man Arrested Over Offensive Facebook Page

20 September 2012, 12:15 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A man's been arrested after a Facebook page was set up calling suspected Greater Manchester police double killer Dale Cregan a "legend''.

The "tribute'' went online within hours of Pcs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, dying in a gun and grenade attack in Mottram on Tuesday morning.

Greater Manchester Police announced the arrest as officers continue to question 29 year old Cregan, on suspicion of murder.

He was detained after walking into a nearby police station after the attack.

As tens of thousands of tributes poured in from across the nation for the fallen officers, more than one Facebook page was set up in praise of the suspect held by police.

One was titled Dale Cregan OBE, with internet "trolls'' posting messages claiming the alleged killer was a `"hero''.

The man arrested is understood to be from the Merseyside area.