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Shot PCs: Dale Cregan Charged With Murder
Dale Cregan has been charged with the murders of the two policewomen who were shot and killed after responding to a routine call in Greater Manchester.
The 29-year-old is also accused of killing David Short, 46, and his 23-year-old son Mark, who died in separate attacks earlier this year.
In addition, he has been charged with the attempted murders of Michael Belcher, Ryan Pridding, John Short and Sharon Hark.
Police are continuing to question Stephen Garvey, 28, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
PCs Nicola Hughes, 23, and 32-year-old Fiona Bone were shot after being called out to an apparent burglary in Mottram, Tameside, on Tuesday.
PC Bone died at the scene, while PC Hughes was taken to hospital but could not be saved.
Mark Short died from a gunshot wound to the neck after a gunman opened fire in a pub in Droylsden, Tameside, on May 25.
The body of the victim's father was found at a house in Clayton, Manchester, on August 10, following reports of gunshots and a grenade explosion.
The charges were announced at a news conference by Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service's chief prosecutor for north west England.
Mr Afzal said the deaths of the two officers had "shocked and appalled the whole country".
"The CPS and Greater Manchester Police are absolutely determined to deliver justice for those who have been killed and for their families, and we will continue working closely during the ongoing investigations into these deaths," he said.
Cregan will appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Friday.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy, who was also at the news conference, said the investigation was ongoing.
He urged anyone with information about the killings to "look at their conscience and come forward".
"This remains a complex investigation and the fact we have charged someone does not mean the investigation is complete," he said.
"We still have someone in custody and people on bail and there is still a lot of work to be done."