Book of condolence opened for murdered PC

PC David Phillips, 34, was married to Jen and had two daughters - Abigail, aged seven and Sophie, aged three

PC David Phillips, 34, was married to Jen and had two daughters - Abigail, aged seven and Sophie, aged three

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A book of condolence has been opened at St Helens town hall for a Merseyside police officer murdered in the line of duty.

PC David Phillips was killed in a hit and run incident in Wallasey on Monday. Read our story here

St Helens mayor Steve Glover was among the first to sign the book.

St Helens Councillor and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside Sue Murphy said: “Many people would like to express their sympathy and show solidarity with PC Phillips’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.

“This officer died protecting the public, and in doing so reminded everyone that the police put their lives at risk every time they go on duty.

“We all send our deepest sympathies to PC Phillips’s family, friends and colleagues.”

The Book of Condolence will be open for signing at the main reception in St Helens Town Hall between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.