Police Officers Killed During Arrest
Police Officers Killed During Arrest, Two female police officers have been killed in an incident involving murder suspect Dale Cregan. Two Policewomen Killed In Manchester Shooting, One of the country’s most wanted men has given himself up to police after two unarmed female officers were killed attending a “routine incident”.
Eyewitnesses said a hail of bullets was fired and a grenade was thrown during the attack in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, shortly before 11am. One of the officers died at the scene. The second was critically injured and died later.
Soon after the attack, Dale Cregan, 29, who was being hunted in connection with separate gun and grenade attacks that killed a father and son, walked into a nearby police station.
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan of Greater Manchester Police said: “A long and dark shadow has been cast across Greater Manchester and my thoughts are with the officers’ family, friends and colleagues.”
There were reports the officers had been in a local supermarket shortly before the incident. Police say the two women were not responding to an incident involving firearms and they did not know Cregan would be involved.
Shortly after the policewomen were shot, Cregan walked into a police station in Hyde and gave himself up. He has now been arrested on suspicion of murdering the police officers – as well as the original two counts.
Stuart Littleford, the editor of local newspaper Saddleworth News, told Sky News local residents had reported hearing “a number of shots fired”. Witnesses also saw police officers were reportedly seen running away in tears.