4 more arrested in PC Dave Phillips murder investigation

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Four more people have been arrested by police investigating the murder of PC Dave Phillips.

A 19-year old woman and  a 34 year-old woman, who are both from Wallasey, were held last night on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A ​39-year old man and a 59-year-old woman, who are also both from Wallasey, were arrested today on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All four people are being questioned at police stations on Merseyside.

PC Phillips, 34, died after he was sent to assist following a burglary at an estate agent in Birkenhead, where a red Mitsubishi pick-up was stolen just after 1am on Monday.

Following a police pursuit at about 2.08am, PC Phillips and a colleague attempted to use a “stinger” device to stop the Mitsubishi Challenger L200.

The vehicle mounted a central reservation and headed directly at the officer before speeding off.

PC Phillips was given CPR by colleagues at the scene but died a short time later at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral. The pick-up was later found abandoned in Corbyn Street, Wallasey.

Two men, aged 18 and 30, from the Oxton and Wallasey areas of the Wirral, continue to be quizzed on suspicion of murder.