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Thousands Gather to Mourn Slain UK Police Officer

LONDON (AP) — Thousands have gathered in the northern English city of Manchester for the funeral of a police officer killed with a colleague last month in a gun and grenade attack.

Police from forces throughout Britain and members of the public lined downtown Manchester Thursday to see the cortege of 32-year-old Fiona Bone make its way to Manchester Cathedral for the funeral service.

She and fellow police officer Nicola Hughes were killed while answering a burglary call on Sept. 18. Hughes' funeral was held on Wednesday. A man has been charged with their murder.

The officers were unarmed when they were slain. The crime shocked Britain, where guns are tightly controlled and most police do not carry firearms.

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