A policeman has been struck, and killed, by a stolen vehicle, during a pursuit, in Merseyside, England.
A police officer was struck and killed by a stolen car during a pursuit in Merseyside.
The officer was hit by a red Mitsubishi pick-up vehicle which mounted a central reservation along the A5139 Dock Road, Wallasey, at 02:10 BST.
He had been trying to stop the vehicle – which was taken from an estate agents in Birkenhead an hour earlier – when he was struck.
A murder investigation is under way and police are examining CCTV.
A statement from Merseyside Police said officers had earlier attended a burglary at the estate agents on Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead.
The road where the officer was killed is sealed off and there’s a heavy police presence.