Friday, September 21, 2012

Dale Cregan Remanded in custody

A man accused of killing two policewomen has appeared in a Manchester court charged with four murders.

Dale Cregan was remanded in custody until September 24.

The 29-year-old was charged with the murders of PC Nicola Hughes, 23, and PC Fiona Bone, 32, at a house on the Hattersley estate in Tameside, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday.

The two officers were responding to a report of a burglary in the area.

Cregan sat down as he was brought into the dock but got to his feet after he was asked to stand by District Judge Jonathan Taaffe.

He wore a false black onyx eye in his left eye socket and spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth to the courtroom, which was packed with reporters.

Manchester City Magistrates' Court also saw Cregan charged with killing David Short, 46, and his 23-year-old son Mark, who died in separate attacks earlier this year. Read More