GMP chief pays tribute at murder scene
on 20/09/2012 16:14:12
Sir Peter stood in silence alongside colleagues, their heads bowed, a growing pile of bouquets in front of them.
Clearly moved, the chief constable then paid further tributes to the constables, who he described as "two wonderful human beings, two very dedicated officers".
He said he had spoken to both their families earlier today and recounted some of the kindnesses they had shown to victims of crime.
And he said the families were grateful for the "massive show of public support".
He said: "The two families are just overwhelmed by the huge support they are getting right across the country."
Pc Hughes, 23, and Pc Bone, 32, were killed in a gun and grenade attack in Hattersley, Tameside, on Tuesday morning.
Fugitive Dale Cregan, 29, was detained after walking into a nearby police station shortly after the attack.
Fahy said officers were in discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service about charges, adding that he expected that there would be developments in the next 24 hours.