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Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested [UK: gun and grenade]
Telegraph ^ | Sept 18,2012 | Martin Evans

Posted on 09/18/2012 6:34:34 PM PDT by expat1000

Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were responding to a routine report of a house burglary in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were killed.

Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspcion of their murder.

It is understood that a number of shots were fired during the incident and a grenade was also detonated.

Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police paid tribute to the two officers and said it was one of the the "darkest days" in the history of the police service.

At a news conference he also revealed that it was believed Cregan, or someone acting on his behalf had deliberately made a call to the police reporting a burglary in a bid to lure officers to their deaths.

He told a news conference: "We believe either he has made the call or he has got someone else to make the call for the purpose of drawing these two officers to the scene. It would appear that he has deliberately done this in an act of cold blooded murder."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/18/2012 6:34:37 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Were the officers armed?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:37:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: expat1000

RIP.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: cripplecreek

>>Were the officers armed?

Of course not.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: cripplecreek
Were the officers armed?

Stop...or I'll yell stop again!

5 posted on 09/18/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: IrishPennant

Squad Leader: Simon Phoenix! Lie down with your hands behind your back.

Simon Phoenix: What’s this? Six of you. Such nice, tidy uniforms. Oh I’m so scared!

[the Police Officers look at each other]

Simon Phoenix: What you guys don’t have sarcasm anymore?

[Police Officer talks to his automated assistant]

Squad Leader: Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.

automated assistant: Approach, and repeat ultimatum in an even firmer tone of voice. Add the words, “or else”.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

They were not. Patrol constables do not generally carry sidearms.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 6:48:20 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: cripplecreek

I hope that 50 years down the road my great grand kids consider that a “cult” movie, worthy of watching a hundred times...After coming home from a dinner at Taco Bell.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 6:48:37 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: cripplecreek
Were the officers armed?

No, but it sounds like it was an ambush so it probably didn't make a difference. You had four cops shot in a Louisiana ambush recently; two of them dead, all of them armed.

9 posted on 09/18/2012 6:52:54 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: IrishPennant

I read somewhere that Demolition Man is one of the new top 10 modern movies for conservatives. I remember the Top 10 included Cocktail from Tom Cruise and 13 Assassins.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:07 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: expat1000

The officers were armed with tickets to give to the criminals in case they were threatened but R.I.P., still.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 6:54:16 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: cripplecreek
Traditionally, many English police officers (Bobbies), are not armed with firearms.

This was politically in deference to the will and consent of the English subjects when the Bobbies were created as a civilian police force, and has not been changed since then by tradition.

Several additional overlapping departments have been created over the years and they are armed.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: max americana

Dennis O’s character should be Prez in November, right?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: Navy Patriot
Traditionally, many English police officers (Bobbies), are not armed with firearms.

"Stop! Or...I'll yell stop again!"
14 posted on 09/18/2012 6:59:20 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: expat1000

Could people stop making jokes in this thread please?.

Its in frankly poor taste. Two young women are dead.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: DaveInDallas

stop or i shall become annoyed.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:33 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: IrishPennant

Spartan for SecDef..


17 posted on 09/18/2012 7:07:03 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: cripplecreek

No. Regular street patrol are not armed. There’s a special squad that’s allowed to use guns. They have to be specifically called out. They go to the station and receive weapons from a locked room. Then they go out and do whatever ....


18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:14:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: max americana

I vote Head if Office of Protocol...I mean, the three shells things...really?

19 posted on 09/18/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: expat1000

Gay on gay crime.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Delhi Rebels

Pal , when someone gets the drop on you or hits from behind there’s not much you can do.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 11:13:32 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: IrishPennant

“I say, do stop!’’.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 11:14:15 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: the scotsman

You can’t stop stupid.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 12:25:43 AM PDT by Hawker Tempest
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To: expat1000

I don’t care what anyone says. Women dying in combat or on the job ain’t right.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 12:26:55 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Beats dying of cancer.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 12:31:31 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Not a knock against the tenacious survival instincts of women.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 12:35:43 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

>>I don’t care what anyone says. Women dying in combat or on the job ain’t right.

Nobody forced them to become cops.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 1:25:41 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

>> Nobody forced them to become cops.

I don’t care what anyone says. Chivalry is not lost.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 1:36:58 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: logitech

What?


29 posted on 09/19/2012 4:40:33 AM PDT by stellaluna
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To: expat1000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19641398


30 posted on 09/19/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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