Memorial For Fallen Manchester Policewomen

A special garden to remember PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone - who were killed on duty in September, has been opened in Hyde.

Its been created at Hyde Police Station following donations from businesses, police officers and the public.

The policewomen were killed in a gun and grenade attack in Hattersley on September 18th.

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.''

Chief Superintndent Nick Adderley, Divisional Commander for Tameside, 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."

29-year-old Dale Cregan denies murdering both women and wil stand trial in February