A teenager has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of Merseyside police officer PC Dave Phillips.
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.
Phillips died after being hit by a stolen vehicle on Wallasey Dock North Road in the early hours of Monday morning.
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.
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