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Police Join Huge Funeral Parade For Officer Killed By Stolen Car

Thousands lined the streets of Liverpool yesterday for the funeral of PC David Phillips, who died on duty last month.

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The 34-year-old was struck by a stolen Mitsubishi car as it mounted a central reservation near the docks at Wallasey. His death shook the policing community and was seen as an example of the dangers frontline police face.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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