Wakefield police officers do run in memory of Manchester PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

Acting Sgt Jamie Speight, PC Steve Mills, PCSO Chris Kay, PC Ash Wood and PC Paul Dean.
Acting Sgt Jamie Speight, PC Steve Mills, PCSO Chris Kay, PC Ash Wood and PC Paul Dean.
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POLICE officers have raised money for charity in memory of two PCs who were killed in a gun and grenade attack.

Officers from the Wakefield Rural neighbourhood police team (NPT) collected £500 for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) after completing a five kilometer run in Manchester.

They ran in memory of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone, who were tragically shot and killed earlier this year.

PCs Bone, 32, and Hughes, 23, died in a gun and grenade attack in Hattersley on September 18.

The run was completed by Act Sgt Jamie Speight, PC Paul Dean, PC Steven Mills, PC Ashley Wood and PCSO Chris Kay on Sunday, December 2.

Act Sgt Speight said: “It was very important to us to run in memory of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone as well as raising money for the charity Care of Police Survivors (COPS) who support officers injured in the line of duty.

“Every day officers take to the beat and attend all kinds of incidents and you never know what circumstances you are going to face.

“There are risks attached to every call we attend, which is why we are specially trained, however there are times when officers do get injured in the line of duty.

“We are all aware of the risks and are prepared to take them on in an attempt to keep communities safe.

“When officers are injured charities such as COPS are there to provide support to us and also our families which is why we are keen to support them and raise as much cash as we can so they can continue their vital work.”

Dale Cregan, 29, has been charged with the officers’ murders.

He denies the charges.