Officers down..

Two female police officers were killed today when they were gunned down while attending what their force described as a ‘routine incident’.

Colleagues were seen running away in tears after the unarmed officers were shot at in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

It is understood a grenade was also used in the incident.

One of the officers died at the scene. The other was taken to hospital but died later.

Shortly after the shootings, Dale Cregan, 29, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Cregan was being sought in connection with separate gun and grenade attacks that killed a father and son.

Residents living near the scene on a housing estate in Mottram, Hyde, described ‘around 13 shots’ being fired earlier this morning.

Cregan was being sought in connection with the killing of David Short, 46, at his home in Clayton on August 10.

Cregan was also being sought in connection with the death of Mr Short’s son Mark, who was killed in a shooting at the Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden on May 25.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, of Greater Manchester Police, said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a second police officer following an incident in Tameside this morning.

‘A long and dark shadow has been cast across Greater Manchester and my thoughts are with the officers’ family, friends and colleagues.

I am horrified at this sicking news…my thoughts are with the officer’s families and friends…

Shijuro’s predictions:

The scrambled-egg of GMP will be quick to point out that this is an ‘isolated incident’…

There won’t be any kind of ‘enquiry’ into Police failings or a blame hunt…

Nothing will change regarding protecting our officers from armed criminality…

How many more need to die before we are given the necessary means to protect ourselves against armed criminals?

There is no limit is the sad answer…

RIP ladies

Home Secretary Theresa May said: ‘This is a deeply shocking incident and a terrible reminder of the risks that police officers face every day to keep our communities safe.

‘My thoughts are with the families of the officers and their colleagues at Greater Manchester Police.’

Yeah I bet they are… as you sit there signing away their future and making snide remarks about pensions when your own is bullet proof..


PS BEEB… love the spin on the murders -they post it as two officers injured…I wonder why they posted that and not officers murdered? Could it be they didn’t want to create sympathy for officers? Not really the right time for that eh?


5 responses to “Officers down..

  1. well said Shij…RIP ladies and condolences to family friends and colleagues.

    Kittens has been he usual 2 faced self unfortunately…

    Respect and prayers and thoughts for all

  2. I heard it on the radio at work my daughter is the same age as one of those girls

    it was a very quite and thoughtfull afternoon
    the judicial system is a joke and this man should have been locked up long ago
    my thoughts are with the families of these two young women
    Albert pierrepoint must be turning in his grave

  3. The facts of this case, if Sir Peter Fahy is to be believed are nothing less than scandalous. Two unarmed officers sent to deal with a burglary, in an area saturated with armed officers, hunting for a dangerous armed double murderer… What on earth?? This vile scumbag murders them – then casually walks into a police station and surrenders!

    These deaths were preventable. Neither officer stood any chance… Had they been armed… well that may have been a different outcome. I am very angry and have vented my frustration upon the Home Secretary – little good it will do, probably, but better than doing nothing.

    A terrible day. Our two dear colleagues have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    • He knew unarmed officers would attend.
      He chose to murder them instead of armed officers…
      Simple…he didnt want to have people shooting back…

      • Typical coward
        i notice in todays times that the prime minister and the chief constable have had there comments blocked from publication in the paper ?
        Is this to prevent prejudice in the case ?
        Its a sickening crime and if the judge fails to put him away for his entire life ie until he dies then i will make my feelings known

        It must have been very difficult for the officers dealing with him to accord him amy respect frankly he deserves none
        how they must feel today i cannot comprehend

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