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Greater Manchester police deaths: Met Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe's shock over shootings
PC Nicola Hughes was killed in the line of duty while attending a 'routine incident' (Greater Manchester Police/PA)
MET Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has spoken of his shock at the fatal shootings of two unarmed female officers in Manchester.
The two constables killed attending a "routine incident" have been named by Greater Manchester Police as Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 26.
Greater Manchester Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahey said fugitive Dale Cregan or someone else made a call alleging a burglary had been committed at an address in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, and when the officers arrived they were attacked with a gun and a grenade.
Reacting to the incident, Mr Hogan-Howe spoke of the dangers faced by London officers each day.
He said: "I am deeply shocked and saddened by the death of two officers in Manchester today in this horrific attack.
"It is a tragic reminder that officers face the potential for danger on a daily basis. My thoughts are with the families and colleagues of these brave police officers."