Four years on… brave police duo remembered where they fell
Monday 19th September 2016 @ 19:17 by Nigel P.
Hyde News

The fourth anniversary of the murder of  police constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, passed quietly on Sunday (18 September).

A local ceremony was held and fresh flowers from family, friends and colleagues were placed to adorn the recently laid granite memorial at The Hub, in Hattersley.

Messages accompanying the floral tributes including one from the parents of Fiona Bone read: “Fiona, Always in our hearts and thoughts. We are very proud of you.” another from ‘Elsie and family” describing themselves as from the Hattersley and Mottram Community read: ” Never to be forgotten. Sleep in perfect peace.”

Despite the  passing of four years, it is clear that the murderous deed described by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, as “An act of Pure Evil”  will not heal quickly and certainly will never be forgotten

 

The two officers were killed in the line of duty by psychopathic murderer and drug-dealer Dale Cregan at a property on the Hattersley Estate in Mottram.

Cregan placed a hoax 999 call to which the two officers were dispatched, upon arrival Cregan attacked them, firing a handgun 32 times and throwing a grenade towards the officers.

One officer died at the scene while the other received serious injuries and died later in hospital.

At the unveiling of the memorial in July, The Right Honourable, David Cameron spoke of the pair’s “Enormous courage and their tremendous sacrifice”.

Many local dignitaries attended the ceremony where a granite monument was unveiled in honour of the two fallen officers.

Speaking at the time, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said: “It is right that we should remember these young women who set out for work one morning and didn’t come home that night and it is fitting as a society and a country that we remember them, not least for the families who have to burden the loss of their loved ones.”