A book of condolence has been opened at Manchester Town Hall to pay tribute to two Greater Manchester police officers that were tragically killed yesterday, Tuesday 18 September, in Tameside.
Pc Nicola Hughes, 23, and Pc Fiona Bone, 32, died after coming under a gun and grenade attack when they were lured to a house to respond to a false report of a burglary.
As mark of respect Manchester Town Hall’s flags are being flown at half mast.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of Pc Fiona Bone and Pc Nicola Hughes. This tragedy provides a stark illustration of how the brave men and women of Greater Manchester Police put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep us safe.
“By opening a book of condolence, and flying our flags at half mast, we are paying a simple tribute to Fiona and Nicola to show our respect - and our gratitude. By falling in the line of duty, they have made the ultimate sacrifice for us."
The book of condolence has been placed in Manchester Town Hall by the main reception desk, near the Albert Square entrance.
Greater Manchester Police has opened a book of condolence on their website at: www.gmp.police.uk/mainsite/cond.htm