Tributes to Pc killed in gun attack

The family of Pc Fiona Bone, who was killed in a gun and grenade attack in Manchester, have paid tribute to "a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent".

Pc Bone, who died along with Pc Nicola Hughes, lived in Sale with her partner Clare, with whom she was planning a civil partnership, and Clare's daughter Jessie.

Her family said in a statement: "In addition to the kind tribute from the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, may I add that our family have lost a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent to Jessie."

In the statement, issued by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the family added: "Fiona enjoyed life to the full from her days with the Air Training Corps, rugby at university, to her service with the police.

"She was planning her marriage to Clare and this joy has been taken from us.

"May I take this opportunity to thank officers from both Greater Manchester Police and the Isle of Man Police for their help and assistance at this time.

"Our thoughts are with Nicola's family along with Fiona and Nicola's fellow officers at Tameside police station."

An online book of condolence has been opened and more than 25,000 messages have been left by well-wishers.

GMP said anyone wishing to lay flowers is asked to leave them at Mottram Court House, Jackson Street, Mottram.