Anorak News | Who created the Dale Cregan Hero page on Facebook?

Who created the Dale Cregan Hero page on Facebook?

by | 18th, September 2012

FIONA Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, have been murdered in Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester. The women were police officers responding to a repots of a burglary.

Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, tells media:

“Clearly, this is one of the darkest days in the history of Greater Manchester Police, if not for the police service as a whole. We are absolutely devastated by this loss.”

Sir Peter adds:

“We believe that Dale Cregan was in a house in Abbey Gardens overnight, and at some point either himself made a call or had someone else make a call on his behalf reporting a burglary. This house was not known to our intelligence systems and hadn’t featured in this huge inquiry [the manhunt for Cregan]. As would be routine, two unarmed officers were sent to the scene. As they arrived, Cregan emerged into the road and killed these two officers. A firearm was used and a grenade was also used. It would appear Cregan has deliberately done this in an act of cold-blooded murder. It is almost impossible to fathom such an evil act.”

Reports are that Cregan left the scene in a white BMW. He later walked into a police station.

Cregan, 29, had a price on his head – police had posted a £50,000 reward for his arrest in connection with the murders of Mark Short, 23, and his father David Short, 46.

In between those two murders, the police had Cregan in their care. He was arrested at Manchester airport on June 12 as he returned from a holiday in Thailand. He was released on police bail.

This was news to Sir Peter:

“I’m not aware that he was (previously arrested). We were looking for him at the time of the second murder when he went ahead and killed David Short.”

While the investigation continues, the virtual world gears up. Piers Morgan goes on Twitter to offer the trite:

RIP Fiona Bone & Nicola Hughes. Two heroines who took a bullet to protect us all.

But the real wonder is the person who set up the Facebook page: Dale Cregan – Hero. We’ve been here before.


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