LONDON — Hundreds of people held a vigil for two policewomen in Greater Manchester on Tuesday after their deaths in a rare grenade and gun attack.
Unarmed Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were lured into a lethal trap in the Hattersley estate in Tameside as they responded to a bogus burglary report last Tuesday.
Bone died at the scene, while Hughes died a short time later.
Mourners, including relatives of the victims and police officers gathered near Abbey Gardens in Hattersley to mark a week since the attack.
Photographs of the officers were displayed above floral tributes as members of the public and police officers held a minute's silence in driving rain.
Paying his respects to the dead constables, Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley said: "The numbers of people that are here today not only symbolises the popularity of what Nicola and Fiona stood for."
"But it is also a symbol of hope that actually, within the community, we want to rid these communities of individuals that cause fear, cause misery.
"Together, as a consequence of Nicola and Fiona's deaths, we are determined ever more to do that."
A 29-year-old man wanted for two previous murders has been arrested in connection with the killings.
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