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PC Neil Doyle death: Ex-footballer jailed for helping officer's killer

Stephen Vaughan Image copyright Trinity Mirror
Image caption Stephen Vaughan is a former professional footballer who played for Liverpool reserves

A former Liverpool reserve player who helped one of the killers of Merseyside police officer Neil Doyle has been jailed.

Stephen Vaughan admitted perverting the course of justice by giving Timmy Donovan, 30, his Mercedes in which he fled to Germany.

PC Doyle was killed while off duty on a Christmas night out in Liverpool in December 2014.

Vaughan, 31, was sentenced to 15 months at Liverpool Crown Court.

Donovan and Andrew Taylor, 29, both of Huyton, were jailed for PC Doyle's manslaughter in September 2015.

Vaughan, of Tower Way, Woolton, started his football career at Liverpool as a reserve and went on to play for Chester City.

He is now a boxing promoter.

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Image caption PC Neil Doyle died on a night out in Liverpool in December 2014

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