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Memorial fund opened for fallen officer

Merseyside Police Federation have opened of fund in memory of PC David Phillips.

PC Phillips was killed in the line of duty, after being hit by a stolen car.

PC Phillips leaves behind a wife and two daughters Credit: Merseyside Police

If you wish to donate, there are two ways of doing so, you can go to the justgiving page or text DAVE01 £10 (or your amount) to 70070.

Book of condolence opened for fallen PC

PC David Phillps

A Book of Condolence for people to add their messages of sympathy following the death of PC David Phillips.

Cllr Phil Davies, the leader of Wirral Council said: ‘It is important we show solidarity with the family and colleagues of PC Phillips, who died protecting the public.

‘As a Council, we will continue to do whatever we can to assist the police in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. I would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the officer, and of course colleagues, who will be feeling the loss of one of their own very deeply.’

The book will be open for signing from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey.


Police federation: 'The heartbreaking tragedy of it all is really hitting home'

Peter Singleton from Merseyside Police Federation spoke to ITV about the devastating effect PC David Phillips' death is having on his colleagues.

A murder hunt is continuing after the father of two was hit by a stolen car and killed in Wallasey in the early hours of Monday.

A memorial fund is being set up for the fallen officer's family.

Police murder appeal: Did you see this truck?

Mitsubishi Challenger L200

Detectives investigating the murder of a fellow officer have released a photograph of the red Mitsubishi Challenger L200 that killed him. The pick-up truck was driven at PC David Phillips as he tried to stop it using a stop-stick device on Wallasey Link Road.

The vehicle had been stolen during a burglary in Woodchurch Road in Birkenhead, after hitting PC Phillips, it was found abandoned in Corbyn Street, Wallasey.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw it between 1.12am when the burglary occurred in Woodchurch Road and to when it was found abandoned in Corbyn Street at 2.55am to come forward.

Chief Constable says officer knocked down and killed by a stolen pick-up truck "didn't stand a chance"

A murder investigation is underway after a police officer was hit by a stolen vehicle as he tried to stop it in Wirral.

He's been named as 34 year old PC David Phillips.

The pick-up truck had been stolen in a burglary a short time before.

ITV news correspondent Matt O'Donoghue was at a police news conference.


Police Federation say Pc Phillips 'one of the best'

Peter Singleton, chairman of Merseyside Police Federation, pledged to support the murdered officer's family and colleagues over the coming weeks and months.

Peter Singleton Credit: ITV News

"Dave Phillips will be a huge loss to his family, friends and colleagues. He was a dedicated husband, father of two daughters as well as being an enthusiastic and committed police officer.

"I have spoken to Dave's colleagues in the early hours of this morning and they are understandably devastated with his loss and again we will endeavour to support them as they come to terms with the shock and the upset of his sad loss.

"He was one of the best and will always be missed."

– Peter Singleton, Merseyside Police Federation

Chief constable tells those responsible for Pc's death: "we will find you."

Sir Jon Murphy said Pc David Phillips is the first Merseyside Police officer to be killed on duty as a result of a criminal act since 1981 and paid tribute to the bravery of his officers.

"David's death serves as a reminder of the risks that the men and women of this force and the other forces in the UK face, in serving the public.

Sir Jon also said the evidence police have currently is the abandoned car and "nothing else".

Pc Phillips was married and he and his wife, Jen, had two young daughters, Abigail, aged seven, and three-year-old Sophie.

"Our thoughts are clearly with them at this time and with his mother and father," said Sir Jon. "This is an incredibly sad day for Merseyside Police."

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Matrix Serious Organised Crime unit on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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