Female officer dies after arrest

Hillingdon Times: Murder suspect Dale Cregan has been arrested in Greater Manchester (Greater Manchester Police/PA) Murder suspect Dale Cregan has been arrested in Greater Manchester (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

A female police officer has been shot dead during the arrest of a wanted murder suspect.

Dale Cregan, 29, was being sought in connection with separate gun and grenade attacks that killed a father and son.

Another officer was injured as shots were fired during the arrest operation on a housing estate in Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, sources said.

A £50,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the arrest of Cregan who police wanted to speak to about the murders of David Short, 46, and his son Mark, 23.

David Short was killed at his home in Folkestone Road East, Clayton, Manchester, on August 10, while Mark was gunned down at the Cotton Tree pub in nearby Droylsden, on May 25.

A gunman walked into the pub and fired shots which injured three other men.

A post-mortem examination showed Mark Short died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Four men have been charged in connection with his murder and are due to enter pleas at Manchester Crown Court in November.

Earlier this month a 33-year-old man also appeared at Manchester Crown Court charged with the gun and grenade murder of David Short.

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