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Tributes pour in for police officer killed in hit-and-run

Roads remain cordoned off near where the officer was mown down. Credit: PA

Hundreds have expressed their shock and grief after a Merseyside police officer was killed in a hit-and-run with a stolen car.

Scores of emergency services staff and members of the public expressed their condolences on Twitter using the hashtag #999family.

Last month more than 1,000 people attended a ceremony to honour fallen officers from forces in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales.


Police appeal for bus crash witnesses to come forward

Tributes left at the scene. Credit: PA

Police investigating a bus crash which killed two people in Coventry at the weekend have asked any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact them.

A seven-year-old boy from Leamington, who was travelling on the double-decker, died at the scene.

His cousin, an eight-year-old girl, was also injured and is now in a stable condition in hospital. Previous reports suggested the boy was eight and the girl was nine.

A woman from Nuneaton, believed to be in her 70s, who was a pedestrian, also died at the scene.

West Midlands Police said they are not naming either of the victims at this stage.

The 77-year-old male bus driver is helping police with their enquiries.


Police officer killed by car stolen in burglary

The scene where the officer was knocked down. Credit: PA

A police officer has been killed following a burglary at an estate agents in the early hours of this morning.

During the burglary the offenders stole a red Mitsubishi pick-up truck which police gave chase to.

The Mitsubishi mounted the central reservation where two neighbourhood officers were standing after deploying a stop stick in a bid to stop the car.

The Mitsubishi struck one of the officers and was then driven off at speed.

– Merseyside Police

The officer's colleagues carried out CPR at the scene but he died a short while later in hospital.

The stolen car was later found abandoned in Corbyn Street, Wallasey.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2263 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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