Two men charged after Pc dies in stolen car crash

 

Two men were charged tonight in connection with the death of a policewoman whose patrol car was hit by a stolen 4x4 in Northern Ireland.

Constable Philippa Reynolds, 27, from the Greater Belfast area, died when the unmarked car she was travelling in turned into the path of the vehicle in Londonderry in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One the men, aged 25, has been charged with 10 offences including causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking causing death or grievous bodily injury, burglary and driving while unfit.

The other man, aged 23, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing death or grievous bodily injury, burglary, criminal damage and assisting an offender. Ms Reynolds, a former teacher, had been in the Police Service of Northern Ireland for two years.

Her commander in Derry, Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin, paid tribute to her in the wake of the crash.

“She was enthusiastic, bubbly and had a beautiful personality,” he said.