Police investigating the death of one of their own in a hit and run have confirmed ‘he did not stand a chance’ when he was bit by a pickup truck.
Sadly Police Constable David Phillips was murdered in the early hours of thos morning.
Detectives have launched a murder probe following the hit and tun which killed the constable.
Pc David Phillips was standing on a central reservation when the stolen Mitsubishi, being pursued by police following a burglary, mounted the kerb and hit him at speed before driving off.
Pc Phillips, a 34-year-old father-of-two has been described as being “an enthusiastic and committed police officer.”