Dale Cregan Remanded In Custody

The man accused of murdering GMP PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, as well as father and son David and Mark Short, has appeared before JPs.

Dale Cregan (29 and pictured) spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth when he appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on September 21.


He faces four charges of murder and four counts of attempted murder. Magistrates ordered he be remanded in custody to appear before Manchester Crown Court on September 24.

Dale Cregan remanded in custody

PCs Hughes and Bone were both shot dead on September 18 when they responded to a routine call.

A 28-year-old is still in custody after being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the two officers. Two other men have been charged with the murder of David Short and three others are on bail after being arrested on suspicion of the murder.

GMP Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: “This remains a complex investigation and the fact we have charged someone does not mean the investigation is complete.

“We still have someone in custody and people on bail and there is still a lot of work to be done.

“We have been touched by the many thousands of messages received from the public who are as shocked as we are and I want to thank them for their support over the last few days.”


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