THIS week, 15 years ago, hundreds of police officers and members of public listened as a chief constable paid tribute to murdered PC Sharon Beshenivsky saying she had "made a difference".

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn told the funeral of PC Beshenivsky that she died serving the city of Bradford which she loved.

Officers lined the streets of the city with heads bowed as the funeral cortege for the officer who was gunned down in November 2005 proceeded behind a horsedrawn hearse.

The chief constable joined PC Beshenivsky's husband, Paul, and three of her five children and stepchildren for the service at Bradford Cathedral.

PC Beshenivsky was shot dead outside a travel agency in Bradford after attending an alarm call with her colleague PC Teresa Milburn, who was seriously injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, a brave coastguard officer told how he watched in horror as two girls spun out of control and crashed their car into an icy marina.

Paul Wheeler was walking home from work when he witnessed the Ford Ka, containing two friends, smash through a steel barrier.

Within seconds, the vehicle was submerged in the murky water at Hartlepool Marina, Teesside.

Mr Wheeler, an auxiliary member of the coastguard, said it was instinct that made him dash to the water's edge and pull the girls from the water.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson was facing fresh child sex abuse allegations in a civil lawsuit.

A 20-year-old filed complaints alleging the star molested him as a child, made him have cosmetic surgery and stole his ideas, melodies and lyrics for songs, said the man's lawyer, Michael Mattern.

The allegations related to the period between 1987 and 1999.

The case was set to be heard at Orange County Superior Court in the following months.

Jackson had previously been cleared of child sex abuse charges in June 2005.