The villagers of Diggle, which is a very close knit community, have a particularly close association with the local members of the Police force and are stunned by the deaths of PC Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone. In recognition of this and to enable the Diggle community to register their feelings and support for the police officer’s families, a book of condolence will be available to sign at Kilngreen Church, Diggle.
The church will be open for the public to sign the book from 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Sundays, 23rd and 30th September.
It is hoped that the peaceful atmosphere will facilitate a time for quiet reflection and thanks giving for the policewomen and their families.
For more information contact Revd. Duncan Rhodes or Revd .Howard Sutcliffe at http://www.saddleworthteam-cofe.org.uk/
The Diggle Community Association today offered their sincere condolences to the families of Pc Nicola Hughes and Pc Fiona Bone.
Stuart Coleman, chairperson for the D.C.A. said, “Nicola lived in Diggle with her family which makes her tragic and untimely death all the more shocking and distressing for the village.
“Our police officers are very much a part of the community. They work hard to help keep our communities safe, but, it is at moments like this we realise how difficult and dangerous their job really is.”