Murder of PCs ‘sad’ says mother

Fiona Bone was murdered by Dale Cregan in September

Fiona Bone was murdered by Dale Cregan in September

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The mother of a man who murdered police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes has spoken about the deaths in court.

Anita Cregan described the murder of the two police officers by her son as ‘very sad’.

Asked why he had killed them, she replied: ‘He told me in prison you need to know the full extent of this case. We have had threats. My grandchildren were going to be tortured.’

Fiona Bone was educated at Castle Rushen High School and her parents live in Port St Mary.

She and Constable Hughes were killed when they were lured to their deaths following a bogus 999 call to a house in Mottram, Greater Manchester, on September 18.

Cregan has admitted murdering the constable but has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mark Short, 23, and also denies killing his father David, 46, in a gun-and-grenade attack three months later.

The trial continues.

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