Manchester police deaths: 'I heard gunfire, then a big bang'

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Two female police officers have died during a police operation in Tameside, Greater Manchester, police have confirmed.

Police said both unarmed officers suffered fatal injuries during a "routine operation" in Mottram, Tameside.

A witness close to the scene at Abbey Gardens, Warren Shepperd, said he heard numerous "really loud shots" followed by a large explosion.

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