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Chilling Video Shows Final Moments of PC Who Was Mowed Down by Teenage Thug in Stolen Pickup Truck - Seconds After Killer Boasted to Friend 'Watch This'

  • Clayton Williams, 19, killed Pc Dave Phillips with car stolen in burglary - but jury cleared him of murder today
  • Career criminal was jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Pc Phillips with pick-up truck
  • Hit and run came three weeks after cannabis addict was released from jail on licence, for stealing car and crashing it
  • Father-of-two Merseyside policeman was laying 'stinger' when he died - police releases CCTV of shocking moment
  • Williams denied murder and manslaughter but had admitted death by a lesser dangerous driving charge
Daily Mail UK, 21 March 2016


A teenager jailed for 20 years for killing PC Dave Phillips with a stolen car yelled 'watch this' seconds before the police officer was run down - but the jury was never told, it was revealed today.


Clayton Williams, 19, who has 33 previous convictions, killed the married father of two, 34, while high on drugs in a 'cowardly and merciless act' while behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi truck at 50mph in October last year.

Williams' co-defendant, Philip Stuart, 30, who was in the stolen pick-up, told police Williams had told him: 'Watch this' in the seconds before the crash - but the jury never heard the evidence because Stuart had already admitted burglary at a previous hearing.

Giving evidence at his trial Williams laid much of the blame on for the death on Stuart and told jurors that calls made on his mobile phone from the pick-up after the incident were to his grandmother because he was scared and in a panic and 'needed a cuddle'.

But Stuart told police that Williams had actually called a member of his family afterwards to say: 'I'm going away. I've killed a bizzie' - slang for police officer.

Shocking footage was released today and shows PC Phillips laying a stinger to slash the truck's tyres seconds before he was struck on a dual carriageway in Wallasey, on the Wirral UK. The moment of impact is not shown but the film fades back to show Williams driving on without dropping his speed.

Williams, who had only been out of prison for three weeks on licence after stealing a car and crashing it in Liverpool, was cleared of murder by the jury.










Tragedy: Pc Phillips, top, was killed by Clayton Williams, 19, who was jailed for 20 years after he gave him 'no chance' as he mowed down the officer while behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi truck






Final moments: Footage from a chasing police car was released today and showed PC Phillips laying a stinger (circled) seconds before he was knocked down on October 5, last year - William's rear lights are on the left





Aftermath: The film shows how Williams failed to stop - in fact he sped away after PC Phillips was struck and then tried to cover his tracks





Heartbroken: Pc Phillips' widow Jen, pictured outside court today with her sister in law Hannah Whielden, said that she would keep every letter and card sent to her to show her children how loved their father was


Pc Phillips' widow Jennifer said today she 'hated' her husband's killer and wiped tears from her eyes as the verdict was delivered, but there was no reaction from Williams in the dock when he was found guilty.

Jennifer Phillips, 29, said Clayton Williams, 19, had 'robbed' her of a husband and children Abigail, seven, and Sophie, three, of their father, adding the once confident girls cannot sleep because they are scared of noises and monsters hiding in the dark since their father died.

In an unusual move she took the opportunity to address the court herself and to deliver her heart-rending victim impact statement from the witness box - and told Williams, who was jailed for 20 years: 'I wrote this because of what you have done to me and my children'.





Williams' co-defendant, Philip Stuart, 30, (pictured) who was in the stolen pick-up, told police Williams had told him: 'Watch this' in the seconds before the crash - but the jury never heard the evidence


She said: 'When the children cry for their daddy asking me to bring him back to them, the one wish they want, while sobbing uncontrollably. The one thing I can't give them. It's gut wrenching, it's torture'.

Jailing the defendant, who had 33 previous offences to his name, for 20 years, Mr Justice William Davis, said the crime was aggravated by the fact that he was already on licence at the time for crashing a stolen car.

He added: 'I'm prepared to accept now, particularly after what we have heard, you must have some understanding of the devastation you have caused, but on the other hand I can entirely understand those whose statements have been read out that any remorse at the time was false, because at the time this poor policeman died you were covering your tracks. That's not remorse.'

Williams, because of his age, was sent to a youth offenders' institution.



Pc Phillips, a father of two, was thrown into the air and died almost instantly from 'catastrophic' injuries in the incident in Wallasey Dock Link Road, Merseyside, in the early hours of October 5 last year.

Cannabis-addict Williams, who said he had been using the drug since the age of six, admitted his dangerous driving caused Pc Phillips' death, but maintained he did not intend to injure anyone and only wanted to evade capture and not go back to jail.

The officer had been crouched on the kerbside deploying a tyre-puncturing stinger device to end the 80mph chase when Williams mounted the central reservation and drove at him.

Williams told the jury of nine women and three men that he was trying to drive around the stinger spikes and did not see Pc Phillips until the second before impact. He narrowly missed Pc Phillips' colleague, Pc Thomas Birkett, 23, and was earlier cleared by the jury of a charge of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent against that officer.

Pursuing police cars radioed 'Officer down! Officer down!' and stopped the chase to tend to their colleague who lay dying in the road as Williams vanished into the night.


He dumped the car, showered, burnt his clothes and gave his phone away before he was arrested the next day.





Chase: Williams had stolen the red truck (pictured) that killed Pc Phillips during a burglary and was chased through Merseyside by police





High speed: Williams tried all he could to lose police but tragically Pc Phillips was struck and killed as he swerved to avoid a stinger





Upsetting: Pc Phillips' family were forced to watch the moment he was hit over and over again during the trial, which ended today





The father-of-two, who died of his injuries in hospital, is pictured here with his wife Jen and two children Abigail, left, and Sophie, right


Pc Phillips' widow, Jen, 29, and the couple's daughters, Abigail, seven, and Sophie, three, described him as a loving, caring 'super daddy' in moving floral tributes laid at the scene of his death.

Today, Mrs Phillips, his sisters Hannah Whieldon and Kate, and mother and father, Robin and Carol, watched from the public gallery as the jury delivered its verdict.


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LAWYERS FOR CLAYTON WILLIAMS SAY GOVERNMENT ABANDONED HIM TO A LIFE OF CRIME



Clayton Willliams' lawyer today blamed the government for abandoning young people like him who lead a life of crime.

The 19-year-old, who started smoking cannabis at six and never went to school, suffered a lack of opportunity in life, his legal team said.

Williams is remorseful for what happened, solicitor Andrew Egerton said, but said the Government needed to learn lessons from his case.

He said: 'Clayton Williams, from the outset, accepted responsibility for PC Philips death and demonstrated genuine remorse during numerous interviews with the police.

'Mr Williams comes from a deprived area of Merseyside and clearly, as was demonstrated in his evidence, had a lack of education and a lack of opportunity.

'Lessons need to be learnt by Government that communities and young people, who are abandoned by the State, who lack opportunity and direction will sometimes turn to crime.'





During the two-week trial they had relived the final moments of his life as a video recording of the incident was played frame by frame, over and over again in court as Williams denied murder.

Following sentencing Detective Superintendent Richie Carr said he welcomed the verdict and hoped it would give some closure to Pc Phillips' family, who themselves were serving 'their own life sentence'.

He said: 'Pc Phillips died in the line of duty as he was assisting his colleagues in attempts to arrest Clayton Williams who just an hour earlier had stolen a Mitsubishi pick-up truck during a burglary at a commercial premises in Birkenhead.

'In the hour before Pc Phillips' murder Williams drove dangerously and at speeds of up to 80mph in built up, residential areas, at times he even drove on the wrong side of the road. He refused to stop for patrols and his dangerous driving put the lives of other road users at risk.

'Throughout the pursuit Williams showed that he was a competent driver, who was capable of evading two pursuing officers and he was ruthless in his attempts to resist arrest.

When he approached Pc Phillips he did not try and avoid the officer, and his colleague, instead he mounted the central reservation and drove directly at Pc Phillips. He hit Pc Phillips head on causing catastrophic fatal injuries and then he drove at Pc Birkett, who miraculously managed to jump out of the way of the oncoming vehicle.


'Following the collision Williams did not stop at the scene to try and help Pc Phillips, he drove off at speed and then abandoned the car before trying to cover his tracks.'

He added: 'This is a truly tragic event that has affected many people and I like to take the opportunity to thank the investigation team for the professionalism they have shown throughout this case.

Murder investigations are always difficult, as there is always a human cost, and our officers are fully aware of that, but when a murder investigation involves a colleague it can make it more difficult. It is vital that the investigation remains impartial and objective to maintain the integrity of the case and the team have managed to do this throughout.'

Helen Graves, senior crown prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: 'Williams drove a stolen vehicle at dangerously high speeds through residential areas and then collided with a police officer who was simply doing his duty.

'His actions on that night have devastated the family of Pc Phillips and robbed the police force of an upstanding and valuable member of the team. This has been a complex and difficult case and the CPS would like to thank Merseyside Police for their help in bringing this case to court.

'The family of Pc Phillips have behaved with tremendous dignity and courage throughout this trial, despite having to face the details of the last moments of their beloved husband, father, son and brother.

Our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time.





PC Phillips suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by the stolen Mitsubishi being driven by Williams, here on a dual carriageway on the Wirral


Jurors were not told full details of Williams' previous criminal record or evidence from other defendants, who had already pleaded guilty, that contradicted what he told the jury from the witness box.

Philip Stuart, 30, who burgled the property and was a passenger in the Mitsubishi told police seconds before hitting Pc Phillips, Williams said to him: 'Watch this!'


Williams had smoked four or five spliffs and was on his way back from a drug deal to buy more cannabis before coming across a premises, Oxton Estates, in Birkenhead and agreeing to burgle the property with Stuart, around 1am on October 5.

By the time the 69-year-old resident living above his shop got downstairs the vehicle and many other items were gone. The defendant, who had a photo of him smoking a spliff as his Facebook profile, took a photo of the stolen vehicle and sent it to a friend on his mobile to show off.





Williams, who had smoked cannabis from the age of six, had smoked four or five spliffs on the night he knocked down Pc Phillips


Aged 18 at the time, he had come out of a Young Offenders Institute on September 11, just three weeks before Pc Phillips was killed.

In May last year he had been caught and jailed after he was again pursued by police in a Vauxhall Astra stolen in a burglary, reportedly narrowly missing a pedestrian before smashing into a lamppost in Wallasey.

After taking the Mitsubishi, Williams was spotted by police at 1.58am but made off at speed followed by an unmarked police BMW and a liveried police Volvo, which began recording the chase on a dashboard camera.

Williams clocked 80mph as he drove over several miles through Wirral during the 10-minute pursuit, at one point hitting a parked Ford Fiesta.

Pc Phillips, working a 10pm to 7am night shift from Wallasey police station with Pc Birkett, scrambled to help the pursuit, driving to Wallasey Docks Link Road, where Pc Phillips, standing on the central reservation, threw the stinger device across the dual carriageway.

Just before 2.08am the truck and pursuing police cars approached the area, with Williams doing 70mph on the 30mph stretch of road.

Williams mounted the central reservation then turned sharply left striking the officer with the front of the truck before Pc Birkett jumped out of the way.

There was insufficient evidence to say exactly how fast Williams was driving at the time of impact, but the minimum estimate given in court was 50mph.

Despite efforts to save his life, Pc Phillips was pronounced dead in hospital at 3.15am.



Williams told the jury he would do 'anything' to get away from police and not go back to prison and was scared when they began to chase him.

'It's just adrenaline you get when you get behind the wheel,' he said.

After dumping the car he went to his aunt's house in Wallasey and 'broke down crying' telling the jury he needed a cuddle from his grandmother.

His co-accused Stuart later told police he called a family member to say: 'I'm going down. I've killed a bizzie.'

While there he showered, burned his clothes, gave his phone away, and claimed he intended to give himself up but was arrested while arranging to meet a solicitor.

Williams said: 'I was scared. Everyone was telling me I was going to get life. I only just got out after a short sentence.
'I didn't intend to kill him, I just went out to rob the shop.'

He complained arresting officers kept calling him a 'scumbag' and answered 'no comment' to questions but submitted prepared statements with the help of his solicitor where he accepted he was involved in the burglary and was the driver of the truck.

Later Williams, of Wheatland Lane, Wallasey, said he was 'a cannabis addict' who was heavily under the influence at the time of the incident.

He had earlier admitted the charge of burglary when he took the vehicle and aggravated vehicle taking, the aggravated element being the death of Pc Phillips.

The defendant maintained while he drove dangerously and was responsible for Pc Phillips' death, he never intended to harm or injure any officers and only wanted to escape capture to avoid going back to jail.

Philip Stuart, 30, of Prenton, Wirral, the passenger in the truck with Williams, had admitted burglary and aggravated vehicle-taking by being allowed to be carried in the Mitsubishi.

Stuart, who has 32 convictions for 57 different offences and was serving a community order at the time of the fatal incident, was jailed for six years.

Three other people, who burned Williams' clothes and dumped the ashes in bushes along the River Mersey, admitted conspiracy to assist an offender.

Georgia Clarke and Michael Smith, both 19, were at the home of Williams' aunt, Dawn Cooper, 34, in Wheatland Lane, Wallasey, where her nephew fled after the incident.

Clarke was jailed for a year while Cooper and Smith were jailed for two years each.


Williams will begin his sentence in a Young Offenders' Institution because of his age before being moved to a jail.



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'THE NIGHT IS WHEN I CRY UNCONTROLLABLY WITH THIS GUT WRENCHING PAIN': PC DAVE PHILLIPS' WIFE REVEALS SHE DREAMS OF HER DEAD HUSBAND AND TELLS HIM 'I LOVE YOU' EVERY NIGHT


Pc Dave Phillips' wife Jen read a heartbreaking statement to the court today as she described what his death had done to the family.
This is the statement in full:





Heartbroken: Jen Phillips with children Abi and Sophie when Pc Phillips was killed. She told the court that she 'hated' Clayton Williams and said he had ruined their lives


The night is when I cry uncontrollably, by myself, in bed, with this gut wrenching pain': PC Dave Phillips' widow reveals how she dreams of her dead husband and tells him 'I love you' every night

Since the night Mr Williams killed my husband I find it difficult to sleep most nights. I was prescribed sleeping tablets by my GP, but had to stop taking them, as my children needed me during the night and the side effects (dizziness/nausea) became too much.

When I do sleep, I'm either dreaming of my husband alive, blissfully unaware what has happened, both of us happy together or in a very light sleep, to the point of hearing everything around me. Every night I turn over in bed, look at my husband's side of the bed, the empty space next to me, where my husband should be sleeping.

I wish him goodnight and tell him how much I love and miss him. The tears follow, as I cry myself to sleep, every night. Even now I close my eyes and pray this is all a horrible dream. I am living my worst nightmare!

I have regular flashbacks from the night my husband was killed. Something as simple as a car door closing at night, to trigger the flashbacks. Every fine detail, played out in my mind. The knock on my door from 2 male police officers, particularly noticing the tear stained blood shot eyes from one of the officers, to arriving at the hospital and being told by the doctors they had been trying to resuscitate Dave for 40 minutes and him not responding, to me sitting next to Dave, holding his hand, begging him to fight for his life and not leave me, while the doctors continue to perform CPR on him.

Praying, 'please bring him back to me'...watching my husband die in front of me and there's absolutely nothing I can do.

This was all happening while Mr C Williams was trying to cover his tracks. Its soul destroying! Something that will always stay with me, and haunt me for the rest of my life!

I have lost over 2 and a half stone in weight since the 5th October and the weight loss continues.

I not only have to grieve for myself, but to grieve for my children, run a household, and continue 'normally' for the sake of my children...but things are not normal. Dave was very hands on with household chores, with the kids, doing school runs and so on.

He also dealt with the finances. We shared everything. 50/50 parenting. I've now had to take on his role. My role doubled within the house and as a parent. I have to be strong for the sake of my children, protect them, console and support them.

As parent, you want to make everything better for your children, take away any pain they may have. How do I do that? When the children cry for their daddy asking me to bring him back to them, the one wish they want, while sobbing uncontrollably. The one thing I can't give them. It's gut wrenching, it's torture.

The night is when I cry uncontrollably, by myself, in bed, with this gut wrenching pain. The tears can't keep up as the pain intensifies. The pain...It's indescribable. The loneliness and emptiness.

I have had to give up work due to childcare, to me not being able to face going back and the worry of everyone recognising me (my clientele).

The relationship I had with my husband, we were very close to each other. We told each other everything and supported each other throughout. He was my left arm, as I would say, my best friend. Whenever I needed someone to lean on, he was there to catch and support me.

Less than a month after losing my husband, my Nan was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She died a month later. The person I needed most in my life to support me and console me, wasn't here! I needed him, my husband. I still do!


January 3rd, 3 months after losing Dave our beloved family cats had to be put to sleep. Again my soul mate, the person I needed most wasn't here to console me.

I have had to overcome some hurdles along the way. My birthday back in November, Christmas (Dave's favourite time of year) and my next big, upcoming hurdle is my Wedding Anniversary on 15th April. It would have been our 5th Wedding Anniversary.

The plans we made to celebrate our special day, have had to be cancelled! Now my wedding anniversary isn't a day of celebration, but a day of complete and utter sadness. It's something I don't want to think or talk about.

Everywhere I go, I get recognised, with it being a high profile case. Because of what Mr Williams did there was, and still is a huge amount of media interest.

Going to the shops, I see people staring at me. I'm not known as Jen or Mrs Phillips, or a complete stranger anymore. I'm now known as 'PC Dave Phillips widow'. Widowed at 28 years old with 2 young, vulnerable, innocent children, thrown into this nightmare!

On the 4th March I had to watch the CCTV of the night Mr Williams killed my husband. Leading up to watching it, I had regular sleepless night, dreading watching it.

Watching the CCTV footage of Mr Williams kill my husband was extremely horrific and harrowing to watch. Seeing and hearing Dave's final moments.

Why did Mr Williams decide he would be the one to end my husband's life? Who gave him the right to play god?!

That night, once the kids where asleep, I sat on the end of my bed staring at the floor for over an hour. What I just witnessed earlier on, was starting to sink in. I felt numb, shocked and overwhelming anger.

How could Mr Williams do something like that, not just to Dave but to a person?!

Dave didn't stand a chance. He was just doing his job, trying to stop Mr Williams in his vehicle before he potentially hurt members of the public.

Dave was a good guy, a well mannered, polite, kind, loving man who always put people first before himself. He loved his job as a police officer, but loved his family more.

Me and the girls were his everything and he did everything possible to make sure we were ok. He was the perfect husband and father!

During Mr Williams' evidence he 'apparently' said (through his solicitor) in his first statement that he wanted to express his sorrow and upset he has caused me and the family.

However, not once did he turn to us (which would have been the perfect opportunity) and say to us, how sorry and devastated he was for what he did to Dave, his sorrow to Dave's friends and colleagues and the community…nothing.

All he was concerned about was himself. Him and no-one else! He could not care less for what he has done to us. The pain, suffering….nothing.

Mr Williams has destroyed this happy family. He's a thief! He's stolen the one person who meant the absolute world to me, who I gave my whole heart to, the person I married to grow old with and create a lifetime of wonderful memories along the way with...gone!

I can't bare the thought that I have to carry on my life, without him by my side. I can't put into words how much my heart is broken and how much Mr Williams has destroyed me.

I and my children are the ones living a life sentence, as our pain, torture, and heartache is something we have to live with for the rest of our lives. He's not only killed my husband but he's killed something inside of me too. If hell was real, I'm currently living in it.





Jen Phillips, the widow of Pc Dave Phillips, wipes away a tear as she speaks to the media outside Manchester Crown Court after teenage car thief Clayton Williams was jailed for 20 years



Mrs Phillips' speech on how her children have coped:


The actions of Mr Williams have dramatically affected and impacted my children Abigail, 7 years old and Sophie age 3 years old, lives.

Before the 5th October Abigail was a confident, outgoing, happy child, always smiling. After the night her father was killed, she has become a bit withdrawn, very insecure needing comfort reassurance, and quieter.

She's scared of the dark and is scared of monsters. She thinks monsters will get her when she goes to bed. Most nights she tries to come into my bed, crying, saying she wants' to be with me and that she doesn't want to be on her own.

Sophie too believes there are monsters, is scared of the dark and like Abigail, is always trying to come into my bed at night crying, not wanting to be on her own.

Abigail was aware that her daddy had to deal with dangerous criminals in his job. Her daddy was her hero, her knight in shining armour, her police officer daddy that stopped the bad guys and put them in jail, while protecting us.

She was incredibly proud of him and enjoyed telling people her daddy was a police officer. She believed the good guys always won and the bad guys never.

Now she has to live with the reality that the bad guy won, by taking away her knight, her hero! The man who would always protect her and make her feel safe and secure.

Sophie doesn't understand where her daddy has gone and regularly asks 'where's daddy' and 'when is daddy coming home'. She gets upset, crying that daddy isn't around and is so confused by it all.

On the night Mr Williams killed Dave, is a night the girls and I will never forget, and have to live with for the rest of our lives, especially Abigail! Abigail knew her daddy had been hurt when I left the house in a rush to get to the hospital. She became worried and wanted to see me, so she came up to the hospital afterwards.

While Mr C Williams was trying to cover his tracks after what he did to their dad, Abigail was at the hospital with me, where I had to break the news to her that her daddy had died and that she would never see him again.

The utter devastation and heartbreak she suddenly experienced, not only losing a loved one (which she'd never experienced before), but losing her hero daddy.

She collapsed in my arms sobbing uncontrollably, shouting over and over again 'no mummy'. She asked me if she could see him, but I knew it would traumatise her even more, seeing his lifeless body, with 'tubes' coming out of him.

It is something you never forget and it's something you never dream you would have to say to your innocent 7 year old girl!

She refuses to talk about the night and what happened to her daddy. She becomes upset, anxious and withdrawn if asked to try and talk about it.

In school Abigail still doesn't play out at lunchtime, instead choosing to stay inside quietly, instead. She's worried about playing out and the children questioning her about her daddy. Before all this happened, she would love to play out and socialise with everyone.

She has asked me numerous times 'mummy, are we celebrities?' because of the amount of publicity we've had and everyone recognising us.

Abigail has a worry teddy which she writes down any worries she has and puts the worried inside this teddy. Most days her worry is that I am going to get hurt by someone and she will lose me, like her Dad.

As both girls get older, their pain and heartache for the loss of their daddy will continue, especially when they hit certain milestones in their lives.

It breaks my heart knowing he won't be here to see his little princesses grow up, graduations, walking them both down the aisle, meeting his grandchildren ...devastating.

Dave was a wonderful father. He did everything for his girls. He loved them so so much, as did the girls!

Mr Williams has stolen Abigail and Sophie's dad away from them. The one person that meant the most to them, that's so precious and irreplaceable to them...taken!

Mr Williams has destroyed a perfectly, happy and loving family, in the worst possible way.

We did not deserve this. What he has done to me and my children is unforgivable. He has stolen my children's father away from them, at an age when they needed him most, his guidance, love and support. He has not only destroyed and taken away Dave's life, but he's destroyed mine and my two beautiful, innocent 7 and 3 year old children's lives too.



Hate is a strong word. Never in my entire life have I ever hated someone...until now!
Robin Phillips - Dave's father:





Robin Phillips - Dave Phillips' father - who was too unwell to attend court today


My initial thoughts regarding this statement was that I could not write it, it was too difficult; I had too many emotional barriers in place, and if I relaxed them to any degree life would become unbearable and an emotional living nightmare.

But I understand that these statements from victim's families help formulate an understanding of the impact to those families and individuals within the family group, and hopefully lead to a greater knowledge of the misery and pain that we feel.

I miss him so much.

A father's love is different from a mother's, a father, certainly in my case, takes great pride in seeing an improvement of oneself and David epitomised that enhancement and

I was so proud of him. His qualities of love, loyalty, sense of humour and common sense was everything I could wish for, and I loved him all the more because he was the one who maintained these qualities.

The misery that I and my family feel is emphasised every day when I pass places we have been together; golf courses, his garden and house that he loved and that he worked so hard to create for his children and Jen. Holidays that we took together as families are no longer an option at the moment as the memories would be too painful.

All my tools and gadgets that I had gathered over many years, which he knew would be left to him are redundant and un-used as he is no longer here to ask to borrow them and I have no joy in using them.

There will always be an empty chair in our house, either physically or metaphorically, just like the song in the musical 'Les Miserables' that we both loved, and indeed two songs from that show were sung at his most splendid funeral.

Memories are so very painful, such as when Sophie his youngest daughter, on hearing or seeing a police car says 'there goes daddy's car'. All these instances break my heart piece by piece, and all because of the action of one person, and that action has destroyed the completeness of our families.

My beloved son David was killed by Williams and I will until my dying day consider that he murdered my son and took a part of me that I hold so dear in my heart and soul. The emptiness that was caused by his death can never be filled. All my hopes and dreams of, and for, my son are gone forever.

As I stated at the start, I did not want to, and could not initially write this statement, but I believe that it is so important for you to comprehend the full magnitude of his loss to me and my family.

I hope I have, in my small way, succeeded in portraying our loss in words that will never be adequate, and that one day I will join my darling son on the heavenly greens that he has been busy keeping tidy and true for our next match.





The Moment PC David Phillips Was Hit






Hundreds Attend PC David Phillips' Funeral in Liverpool





The City STOPS to Pay Respects to a Brilliant Police Officer




END


RIP DAVID






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