Two men charged over death of policewoman in Derry

Two men have been charged over the death of a policewoman killed in a crash involving a stolen car in Derry.

27-year-old Constable Philippa Reynolds, died in the collision on the Limavady Road shortly before 4am in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The men, aged 25 and 23, are charged with offences including aggravated vehicle taking causing death or grievous bodily injury.

Both are due to appear at Derry Magistrates' Court on today.

The 25 year old has been charged with 10 offences including causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking causing death or grievous bodily injury, burglary and driving while unfit.

The 23 year old has been charged with four offences: aggravated vehicle taking causing death or grievous bodily injury, burglary, criminal damage and assisting an offender.

Constable Reynolds, from the greater Belfast area, was a back seat passenger in an unmarked police car on a routine patrol at the time of the crash. Two officers who were also in the police vehicle were hurt but not seriously injured.

Constable Reynolds was a former teacher who had joined the PSNI two years ago.