A young woman has been killed after being hit by a police car in a Christmas Eve horror crash.
The victim, who is in her 20s, was struck by the vehicle in the Kensington area of Liverpool at around 8.10pm last night.
Emergency services were called to the scene but the woman was tragically pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Merseyside Police says while formal identification has not yet been made, her family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
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A police van and police tape cordons off Sheil Road in Kensington, Liverpool, last night after the incident
The woman in her 20s was hit by a police car at around 8.10pm on Christmas Eve. Pictured: A police car at the junction of the road
Other emergency services were called to the scene but sadly medics could not save the woman’s life
It added that it had informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which attended the scene of the incident.
Witnesses at the scene told the Liverpool Echo that there was ‘a load of police’, with one saying they saw a woman hit by a car.
One person told the outlet: ‘It’s horrific. It’s Christmas Eve. Whatever it is is looks bad. It’s heartbreaking.’
It came on a heartbreaking night for the city, after a woman in her 20s was killed in a shooting at a pub in Wallasey in Wirral.
A gunman opened fire at the packed Lighthouse Inn hitting a woman and at least three men, with a number of other people also injured.
The female victim was taken to hospital for her wounds but sadly died the same night
Police say the shooter fled the scene in a dark coloured Mercedes and remains at large.
Anyone with information about the incident or gunman’s whereabouts is asked to contact authorities immediately.
Detective Superintendent David McCaughrean said the shooting happened at a ‘busy venue full of young people.’
Merseyside police is appealing for any witnesses, CCTV and dash camera footage which may assist the investigation into last night’s crash in Sheil Road, Kensington, Liverpool.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact (0151) 777 5747, or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 857 of Saturday 24 December.