PC Fiona Bone's family thank public after shooting death

Fiona Bone
Image caption PC Bone was killed along with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes while on duty in Tameside

The family of a police officer killed on duty in September have thanked the public and police for the "compassion" shown since her death.

PC Fiona Bone, from the Isle of Man, died in a gun and grenade attack with PC Nicola Hughes as they investigated a hoax burglary in Greater Manchester.

The pair were fatally injured in Mottram, Tameside, on 18 September.

PC Bone's family said: "We will not forget the overwhelming amount of sympathy we have received."

The family added: "The people of Manchester and the great British public have shown us more compassion than we could ever properly thank them for.

"Although this has been the darkest time of our lives, your many acts of kindness have been and continue to be a source of great comfort and strength to us."

Dale Cregan, 29, has been charged with the murders of PCs Bone and Hughes, along with two other murders.

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