Two female officers from the Greater Manchester Police have, today, given their lives as they went about their normal public service.
29-year-old Dale Cregan was arrested after he walked into a police station in Tameside. Cregan has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder in relation to the investigations into the murders of David Short and Mark Short. He has also been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a police officer.
It is actions such as this that reinforce my belief that the death penalty should be brought back.
My thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of these two officers