Dale Cregan charged over Greater Manchester police deaths

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Dale Cregan has been charged with the murders of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in Greater Manchester.

PC Bone, 32, and her colleague PC Hughes, 23, suffered fatal injuries in a gun and grenade attack in Mottram, Tameside, on Tuesday.

Mr Cregan, 29, has also been charged with the murders of Mark Short in May and his father David Short in August.

In addition, he has been charged with the attempted murders of Michael Belcher, Ryan Pridding and John Short on 25 May and Sharon Hark on 10 August.

The charges were announced at a news briefing held by Nazir Afzal, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North-West of England and Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.

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