quote BBC NewsFull story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19635239Two unarmed female police officers have been killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester, which led to the arrest of a wanted man.
PC Nicola Hughes, 23, and PC Fiona Bone, 32, were called to Abbey Gardens in Mottram to investigate what turned out to be a false report of a burglary.
Police said it appeared they had been deliberately "drawn" to the scene.
Dale Cregan, 29, has been arrested in connection with the officers' deaths and two previous murders.
He was detained when he walked into Hyde police station a short time after the incident.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said someone had made a call alleging a burglary had been committed and when the officers arrived they were attacked with a gun and a grenade.
He said: "We believe he has made the call, or somebody else has made the call, and it would appear for the purposes of drawing these two officers to that particular scene, and then he has come out and shot and killed them both.
"Certainly it would appear to be that he has deliberately done this in an act of absolutely cold-blooded murder."
A witness at the scene in Tameside reported hearing 13 gunshots and an explosion shortly before 11:00 BST.
quote Short CircuitThough i do agree that America has a bizarre and OTT relationship with guns i do find them quite interesting. I love cars, motorbikes, and technology and machinery of all kinds. Guns use very interesting technology and I like the idea of competative shooting and target practice.Americans seem to have a very strange relationship with guns. I don't understand the whole "guns are cool" phenomenon where they fawn over them like toys.
quote magsasakaThat's very naive as well, though.yes they do.
as i heard on the radio, the UK police are naive
i'm surprised crooks havent taken advantage so much of this case
if they have guns, you and i as a citizen shouldnt have anything to be afraid from as long as we conform to the law
the gun is especially only for the crooks.
quote KR_1250This. This so much.And its pretty ignorant of the media to use this case as a reason to bring in more armed officers. The nutter who shot these women lured them to their death with a fake robbery story then ambushed them with firearms and a hand grenade. These officers could have been carrying bazooka's and they still may never have fired a shot off. Its underhanded of the media to use this case as a pro-gun example.
quote hiigaranYeah, the vast majority of UK cops do not carry any kind of lethal firearm. Every county or area force has its own armed response squads though who do carry and are trained in using firearms. We also have armed guards at various transport hubs and undisclosed checkpoints in various cities. The public AND police themselves have undertaken many polls through the years all of which overwhelmingly argue against the typical beat police carrying guns.wait, are you guys implying that UK cops dont even carry a handgun? that sounds a little scary, knowing that the police arent armed.
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