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Former Manchester City stars to play in charity match for fallen PCs

by Mark Langshaw. Published Thu 08 Nov 2012 10:19
PC Nicola Hiughes
PC Nicola Hiughes

Former Manchester City stars will take part in a charity match to raise money for the families of two Greater Manchester Police officers killed in the line of duty.

The City XI will take on GMP's football team on 25th November at Hyde United's ground in honour of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were shot dead in Mottram in September.

Scotland legend Asa Hartford and ex-England winger Peter Barnes will feature among the City line-up, along with Andy Dibble, Richard Edghill and current Brentford manager Uwe Rosler.

The initiative is a joint effort between the ex-players organisation and the GMP, the BBC reports.

Derek Partridge, of Manchester City Former Players FC, said: "After the tragic incident we felt it would be a good idea to do something for the families of the girls that the local police officers could get involved in, as we recognise the tremendous job that the local police do in the community."

Insp Terry Finn, who will play in goal for GMP, added: "It has the potential to be a superb event and I am sure that Tameside Police officers will do their best - but I do predict a one sided affair."

Proceeds from the £5 entry fee will go to the families of PC Bone and PC Hughes.



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