Tributes on the first anniversary of the death of PC Dave Phillips

PC Dave Phillips Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of Merseyside Police constable Dave Phillips say the past year has taken its toll on everyone.

The father-of-two died after being hit by a stolen truck in Wirral a year ago today.

Fellow colleagues pay tribute at the spot where PC Phillips was hit a year ago Credit: ITV Granada
PC Dave Phillips with his wife and daughters Credit: Merseyside Police

PC Phillip's funeral at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral was attended by officers from all over the country.

19 year old Clayton Williams was convicted of his manslaughter.

Following Dave's death we were unable to properly take time out to grieve as a family and the last year has taken its toll on all of us, including my two girls. We fully appreciate the public and media sympathy and support that we have had since Dave was killed, he was a professional officer who died doing the job he love , and he was a devoted and loving husband, father, son and brother.

"We would like to mark Dave's anniversary as a family in private, and hope people will understand that we need this time to reflect and support each other."

– PC Phillip's wife Jen