Funeral to take place of hit-and-run victim Pc Dave Phillips

The funeral of the Merseyside police officer killed in a hit-and-run will take place today.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the service for Pc Dave Phillips at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral at noon.

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 October 5.

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

Family members are expected to follow the cortege as it makes it journey through the city to the cathedral.

They will be joined in the procession by the 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 will also be in attendance.

Pc Phillips's sister Hannah will lead the tributes during the service and his sister Kate will also read a poem.

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

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