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Two police officers killed in Manchester attack

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

Police said both officers suffered fatal injuries during a "routine operation" in Hattersley.

A witness close to the scene at Abbey Gardens reported hearing 13 gunshots and an explosion.

Police said Dale Cregan had been arrested at a police station in connection with the officers' deaths and two previous murders.

The BBC's Ed Thomas reports.

  • 18 Sep 2012