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The young daughters of PC David Phillips lay a wreath with their mum at a new memorial

Jen Phillips, the widow of Pc Dave Phillips and their daughter Abigail at the unveiling of a memorial. Credit: Press Association.

The widow of a Merseyside police officer who was killed in the line of duty, had to comfort their two young daughters today at the unveiling of a new memorial.

PC David Phillips died when he was hit by a stolen truck two years ago.

At a ceremony in Birkenhead, the Prime Minister described him as a local boy who became a national hero.

His father told Granada Reports he wanted people to remember his son's sacrifice.

Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner reports:


Police appeal for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Wirral

Credit: Press Association

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Wirral yesterday which left the ride of a motor scooter with serious injuries.

The collision between a blue Vauxhall Astra and an orange Vespa scooter, happened around 2.10pm at the junction of Noctorum Avenue and Pine Tree Avenue, Noctorum.

The scooter rider, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious but not life threatening injuries to his head and body.

Police say that the driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting them with enquiries.

  1. Andy Bonner, ITV News

Wirral grandfather set to graduate university for the FIFTH time

Robin has degrees in history, business management, communications and jazz music Credit: ITV News.

It's that time of year when students are waiting nervously to hear how they've done in their exams.

We're meeting one man who's chosen to go through that agony again and again.

Robin Thomas will graduate from the University of Salford later this month.

And it won't be the first time. In fact, the 75-year-old has more degrees than some people have GCSEs.

Our correspondent Andy Bonner went to his home in Wirral to meet him.

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