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Teenager Appears In Court Charged With Murder Of Police Officer

Clayton Williams, who has been charged over the death of PC Dave Phillips, was remanded in custody.

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Clayton Williams, 18 and from Wallasey, appeared at Wirral magistrates' court on Thursday morning charged with the murder of Phillips, 34.

He is also charged with attempting to wound another police officer – Phillips's colleague PC Thomas Birkett – as well as burglary and aggravated unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle.

Williams was remanded in custody and will appear at Liverpool crown court on Friday, the BBC reported.

He was struck by the pick-up truck after it mounted a central reservation during a police chase following reports of a burglary at an estate agent's.

Also today, Phillip Stuart, from Mayfair Court, Oxton, appeared at the magistrates' court charged with aggravated unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and burglary.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Liverpool crown court on 22 October, Sky News reported.

Four people arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released on bail.

Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

Contact Richard James at richard.james@buzzfeed.com.

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