Manchester Police have confirmed that Dale Cregan, the suspect in the murder of two female Police officers constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone who were killed in a gun and grenade attack yesterday in Mottram , Greater Manchester. Was out on bail and on the run, following questioning over his part in a fatal pub shooting of two people which took place in May.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy appeared at a press conference and explained the circumstances around the deaths of the two officers and said it was the darkest day for Manchester police and policing.

Then then went on to explain how the police officers were called to a routine enquiry and killed.

Questions have long been raised as to whether the British Police force should be armed; and Fiona bone's father has called for the death penalty to be re,introduced especially after incidents like this Sir Peter went onto explain the position of the firearms question.

He then finished the press conference , poignantly reading out comments about the Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone from their colleagues and close friends.

In response to the cold blooded murder of these two police women, the police flag at Greater Manchester Police headquarters has been lowered to half-mast and the force has also opened a book of condolence on its website.

Written and Presented by Ann Salter