Updated: Sunday, 12th July 2020 @ 9:02am

Wellwishers expected to line Manchester streets for PC Fiona Bone's funeral as city centre comes to standstill

Wellwishers expected to line Manchester streets for PC Fiona Bone's funeral as city centre comes to standstill

By Dean Wilkins

Distraught wellwishers are set to attend the second murdered police officer PC Fiona Bone’s funeral at Manchester Cathedral this morning.

The 32-year-old Greater Manchester Police constable was shot dead along with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes, 23, after attending a burglary call at a home in Mottram, Tameside, on September 18.

Thousands of GMP officers and members of the public joined Miss Hughes’ family and friends at her funeral yesterday and similar scenes are expected today as the city centre comes to a standstill.

Coaches full of officers arrived from all over the country yesterday to pay their respects to PC Hughes – who lived in Oldham with her mother and younger brother.

PC Bone lived in Sale with her partner Clare Curran – with whom she planned to marry – and Ms Curran’s daughter Jessie.

The officer – who had five years in the service – was hailed as a ‘wonder daughter, sister, partner and partner’ by her family.

Her ceremony will begin at 10am today and a service will run down Deansgate.

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