Two quizzed over Derry police death


TWO men are being questioned in connection with a car crash, that killed a “bubbly, beautiful” policewoman in her patrol car.

Pc Philippa Reynolds, 27, from the Greater Belfast area, died when the unmarked car she was travelling in turned into the path of a stolen speeding jeep, which had just run a red light, in Londonderry.

Her commander said he and fellow officers were devastated at the loss of a colleague they all loved.

Two men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested following the incident on the Limavady Road at around 3:40am on Saturday.

Ms Reynolds, a former teacher, had been in the police for two years. Her commander in Derry, Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin, paid tribute to her.

“She was enthusiastic, bubbly and had a beautiful personality,” he said.

“She was just loved by her colleagues and she turned that love to the community she served.”


Back to the top of the page




In partnership with

Complete coverage of the festivals. Guides. Reviews. Listings. Offers

Let's Go!

No Thanks