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19 September 2012, 05:36 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
The killing of two woman police officers in Manchester has sparked horror and upset across the country and thousands of people have signed a book of condolences for the two women.
Prime Minister David Cameron described it as “a shocking reminder of the debt we owe to those who put themselves in danger to keep us safe and secure''.
And the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Sir Hugh Orde, said it was “deeply sad news'' for the police service.
The unarmed officers were killed while attending a routine incident, which led to the arrest of one of the country's most wanted men.
29 year old Dale Cregan, who was being hunted in connection with the deaths of a father and son in separate attacks, gave himself up to police soon after the incident, in Hattersley.
In a statement released by 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron said: ``The killing of two police officers in Manchester is a shocking reminder of the debt we owe to those who put themselves in danger to keep us safe and secure.
Home Secretary Theresa May said: "This is a deeply shocking incident and a terrible reminder of the risks that police officers face every day to keep our communities safe.''
Natalie Kunath wrote on the condolcens book ‘My thoughts and prayers to the families of PC Bone and PC Hughes - two brave young women who gave their lives serving our community. We're lucky to have men and women like them protecting us.’
Vinnie Bird also wrote ‘Brings home the reality of how dangerous the Job we do is. Two incredibly committed officers have died serving and protecting their community in a way that those who have not done it can never fully appreciate. Definitely heroes in my eyes. RIP’
Manchester police called yesterday “one of its darkest days in history.” Adding the force and it’s officer, and all who knew Fiona Bone, and Nicola Hughes.
Following the link to leave your our message of condolence. HERE