Police name 22-year-old woman who died after being hit by police car on Christmas Eve

Rachael was described as ‘caring’ and ‘darling’ by her devastated family (Picture: Merseyside Police)

Rachael Louise Moore, 22, was named the victim of a fatal crash on Christmas Eve in Liverpool.

She was walking along Sheil Road around 8.10pm last night when she was hit by a police car.

Emergency services were called to the Kensington area in Merseyside at around 8.10pm last night to report the collision involving a pedestrian and a police car.

Rachael’s family have now paid tribute to the “caring” and “loved” 22-year-old.

In a statement, they said: ‘Rachael Louise Moore aged 22, cherished daughter of Alison and Ian, sister of Ben and beloved granddaughter of Nana Sue.

‘Jack’s partner and caring friend to many.

“She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this devastating time.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was notified and attended the scene, the force said.

A major police incident on Sheil Road, Kensington, on Christmas Eve

The scene on Sheil Road, Kensington, late last night (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, from Merseyside Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Following Rachael’s death, we are providing assistance to the IOPC who have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to Rachael’s family who have been devastated by this tragic incident.

“Specially trained Family Liaison Officers are supporting them at this time.

“I would like to ask anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact us as we try to piece together the circumstances.”

“I would also like to ask anyone who has CCTV, dash cam or smart doorbell footage that could help us contact us. As is normal procedure, the incident has been referred to the IOPC Fund. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time.

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