Hundreds attend funeral of Merseyside police officer David Phillips killed in hit-and-run

The 34-year-old officer was hit by a Mitsubishi pick-up truck on 5 October

Lauren Brown
Monday 02 November 2015 13:09
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Dave Phillips funeral

Hundreds of people have been paying their final respects to the Merseyside police officer killed in a hit-and-run.

Mourners lined the streets as PC Dave Phillips cortege made its way to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

The order of service for the funeral of PC Dave Phillips PA

The 34-year-old officer was hit by a Mitsubishi pick-up truck while trying to use a stinger device on the stolen vehicle in the early hours of 5 October.

The father-of-two died in hospital shortly after the incident in Wallasey, Merseyside.

PC Phillips, who was married to Jen, had two daughters, Abigail, aged seven, and three-year-old Sophie.

The service was led by Rev Lyndon Bannon, assistant priest at Willaston in Wirral and assistant headmaster of Woodchurch Church of England High School, Wirral.

Family members followed the cortege as it made its journey through the city to the cathedral.

They were joined in the procession by Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Sir Jon Murphy and Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy.

Chief officers, friends and colleagues of PC Phillips from Wirral and officers and support staff from across Merseyside Police were also in attendance.

PC Phillips's sister, Hannah, led the tributes during the service and his sister, Kate, read a poem.

Clayton Williams, 18, will go on trial in the New Year accused of the officer's murder.

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