Police revisit scene of officer’s death

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Detectives investigating the death of Constable Philippa Reynolds will revisit the scene in Londonderry’s Waterside on Saturday 23rd February as part of their investigation.

Police advise motorists some roads will be closed for a short time and diversions will be in place between 3am and 3.45am. Roads affected will be the Clooney Road junction, King Street Link, Limavady Road and Glendermott Road at Dale’s Corner.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  11/02/2013
Flowers left at the scene following the  death of PSNI officer Phillippa Reynonds, who died when the police car she was a rear seat passenger in was hit by a stolen vehicle in Derry on saturday ,  Shane Christopher Frane, 25, and Conor Tyrone Clarence, 23 appeared at court on monday in relation to the death 
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/02/2013 Flowers left at the scene following the death of PSNI officer Phillippa Reynonds, who died when the police car she was a rear seat passenger in was hit by a stolen vehicle in Derry on saturday , Shane Christopher Frane, 25, and Conor Tyrone Clarence, 23 appeared at court on monday in relation to the death Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Philippa Reynolds, 27, was on a routine patrol in an unmarked police car when it was hit by a stolen vehicle two weeks ago

The young police officer’s death stunned the community and the family said they were comforted by the level of support from all sections of the community in Londonderry and beyond.

At her funeral, Constable Philippa Reynolds’ sister told mourners at Mossley Methodist Church that she was her hero.

Debra Reynolds choked back tears as she paid tribute to her sister and her best friend.

“Never in my life would I think that I had to be the one saying goodbye,” she said.

Constable Reynolds, 27, was a back-seat passenger in the unmarked police car that was struck by a 4x4 vehicle in Londonderry in the early hours of Saturday morning, February 9.

Two men have been charged in connection with her death.

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott said she was a superb police officer, the best of the best.

 

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