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Two female police officers shot dead in Greater Manchester
There's a debate on whether or not all our police officers should be armed, after the murders of TWO female police officers in Greater Manchester
PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed yesterday in hail of bullets, when they went to investigate what they thought was a routine burglary in Hattersley.
Witnesses say a man walked up to them, shot one of them in the head, then fired another 12 shots, and threw a grenade
Darren Rathband's brother David was shot by Raoul Moat, he says 'police should be given the tools to do the job, criminals don't run round with soft toys, they run round with weapons'
But Peter Fahy, the Chief of Greater Manchester police doesn't think guns are the answer, as in America, where they ARE armed, police officers are still shot dead.
it's also emerged the man being held on suspicion of their murders was on police bail over the murder of a man who was shot dead in a pub in East Manchester in May.
Greater Manchester Police have issued a statement saying it's normal practice to release someone on bail when you don't have enough evidence to charge them .