The relatives of two murdered policewomen have joined hundreds of their colleagues and the public for a vigil and minute's silence.

Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, had been called to a burglary on the Hattersley estate in Tameside, Greater Manchester, when they were attacked last Tuesday morning.

Hundreds of people gathered near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, where the silence was observed at 10.58am to mark a week since the attack.

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Fiona Bone, left, and Nicola Hughes were killed last week in a gun and grenade attack

At the entrance to the road was a stage with two large pictures of the fallen constables.

Leading Greater Manchester Police were Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy and ACC Garry Shewan.

Rank and file police officers standing nearby, some carrying candles, bowed their heads in sombre thought as the silence was observed.

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A police officer bows her head during the vigil on Tuesday

Members of the public crowded under umbrellas to shelter from the relentless rain.

Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley, the top officer in the Tameside Division for Greater Manchester Police, said: "The numbers of people that are here today not only symbolises the popularity of what Nicola and Fiona stood for.

"But it is also a symbol of hope that actually, within the community, we want to rid these communities of individuals that cause fear, cause misery.

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Pc Fiona Bone's parents Paul (fourth left) and June (fifth left), are joined by Pc Nicola Hughes' father Bryn (right) and step-mother Nat (second right) and other family members

"Together, as a consequence of Nicola and Fiona's deaths, we are determined ever more to do that."

Community volunteer Elsie Dixon paid tribute to the two officers and said their deaths would not be in vain.

She said Hattersley was a "community in mourning" adding: "Those two girls are precious.

"We are a community that care, not just for ourselves but for each other and for the people that serve our community.

"Our police officers are part of our community and those girls were special."

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  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Police officers and members of the public take part in a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk in heavy rain from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Police officers and members of the public take part in a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk in heavy rain from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Police officers and members of the public take part in a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk in heavy rain from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: A police officer carries a lit candle and flowers during a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk in heavy rain from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Rain drips from a female police officer's hat as she, members of the public and fellow officers take part in a one minute's silence, during a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: A police officer carries flowers as he, members of the public and fellow officers take part in a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk in heavy rain from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Rain drips from a female police officer's hat as she, members of the public and fellow officers take part in a one minute's silence, during a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Police officers and members of the public take part in a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: A female police officer takes part in a one minutes silence during a memorial vigil at the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, in Mottram on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • A Vigil Is Held To Remember The Two Police Officers Killed Last Week

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 25: Police officers and members of the public walk to the scene where PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered one week ago, for a memorial vigil on September 25, 2012 in Manchester, England. Members of the public joined police officers in a walk from Hyde police station to the scene of the killings, for a vigil of prayers and reflection. Dale Cregan, 29, appeared before Manchester Magistrates last week accused of four murders, including those of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone on September 18, and also in two separate attacks earlier this year on Mark Short and his father David Short. Cregan is also being charged with an additional four counts of attempted murder. (Photo by Martin Ricketts - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A British police officer stands holding a white rose during a minute's silence at a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers arrive for a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers arrive for a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • BRITAIN-POLICE-CRIME-SHOOTING

    British police officers stand for a minute's silence during a vigil near to the scene in Mottram, Greater Manchester, north-west England, on September 25, 2012, where their colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week. British police charged a man on Thursday with the murders of two police officers in a gun and grenade attack. Police Constables Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed as they responded to what they thought was a routine burglary call. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A parade of family, friends and colleagues walk through the streets of Hattersley on their way to a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer bows her head during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A parade of family, friends and colleagues walk through the streets of Hattersley on their way to a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer bows her head during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Police officers take part in a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer bows her head during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

  • Manchester shootings

    Police officers take part in a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer bows her head during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer lays flowers after a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A parade of family, friends and colleagues walk through the streets of Hattersley on their way to a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Police officers observe a minute's silence during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Pc Fiona Bone's parents Paul (right) and June (second left), are joined by Pc Nicola Hughes' father Bryn (second right) and step-mother Nat on stage during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    A police officer lays flowers after a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Pc Fiona Bone's parents Paul (fourth left) and June (fifth left), are joined by Pc Nicola Hughes' father Bryn (right) and step-mother Nat (second right) and other family members on stage during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Pc Fiona Bone's parents Paul (right) and June (second left), are joined by Pc Nicola Hughes' father Bryn (second right) and step-mother Nat on stage during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.

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    Pc Fiona Bone's parents Paul (fourth left) and June (fifth left), are joined by Pc Nicola Hughes' father Bryn (right) and step-mother Nat (second right) and other family members on stage during a vigil near Abbey Gardens, Hattersley, Greater Manchester, for Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, who were murdered last week.