20 September 2012
Local people wanting to pay their respects to murdered police officers PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes have the opportunity to sign books of condolence being set up in Trafford.
There will be two books available - one at Sale Waterside, in Sale town centre, and another at the council offices at Quay West, on Trafford Wharfside, from midday tomorrow (Friday).
Leader of Trafford Council, Cllr Matt Colledge, today expressed his condolences on behalf of the council.
He said: "I would like to express, on behalf of Trafford Council, our deepest condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes following Tuesday's dreadful events. These appalling and brutal murders have shocked the country; and here in Trafford the community has been particularly saddened at the loss of one of our own residents.
"Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy described Tuesday as a tragic day for Greater Manchester Police and indeed it was. It was also a dark day for every decent person who strives to live in a civilised society. It was also a shocking reminder of the risks faced by the men and women who serve to protect us. What happened in Tameside is a reminder of the courage and bravery that police officers possess as they serve to protect us and enable us to live securely in our community. We must never forget that."
Trafford Council held a minute of silence and reflection at its meeting on Wednesday evening.
People can also leave messages of condolence at http://www.gmp.police.uk/