Police officers run in memory of late constables

Off their marks: Police officers at the start of the run in Hutton
Off their marks: Police officers at the start of the run in Hutton
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Lancashire police officers got off their marks to raise cash in memory of two constables killed on duty.

PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone, a UCLan graduate, were murdered by gangster Dale Cregan after being lured to a hoax burglary in Manchester.

Sixty-seven officers laced up their trainers for a run from Lancashire police’s headquarters in Hutton.

The event was part of the force’s contribution to the Run To Remember challenge, which challenges at least ten officers from every police force in the country to run two miles every day for 125 days between December 2013 and April 2014. It raised funds for Victim Support, Care of Police Survivors and the North West Police Benevolent Fund.

PC Eddie Baldwin said: “It demonstrates the comradeship of police officers that sixty-seven officers from across the county have come together to remember PCs Hughes and Bone in this way and raise money in their memory.

“This money will go to the organisations that aided Nicola and Fiona’s families in the wake of their tragic deaths. These organisations have also come to the aid of the families of Lancashire’s fallen police officers in the past and also do fantastic work with the victims of crime, and so, I would strongly encourage everyone to donate so these three organisations can continue to offer much-needed support to those who need it.”

The Run To Remember Challenge was set by PC Nicola Hughes’ father, Bryn Hughes, to aid the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which he hopes will establish a lasting legacy to Nicola.

Bryn and Robert Hughes will now be taking part in the North Pole Marathon.