Philippa Reynolds accused to face November trial

Philippa Reynolds
Image caption The constable's family said this image "reflected her bubbly personality"

Two men are to go on trial later this month in connection with the death of Constable Philippa Reynolds last February in Londonderry.

The 27-year-old died after a stolen vehicle drove into her police patrol car at the junction of King Street and Glendermott Road on 9 February.

Two men appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Thursday on a number of charges.

They are to appear before the court for arraignment on 29 November.

Shane Christopher Frane, 26, whose address was given as Maghaberry Prison, is charged with unlawfully killing Constable Reynolds.

He is also charged with driving a Toyota Landcruiser that was involved in the fatal accident without the owner's consent, driving without insurance and without a licence and with entering a house at Fountain Hill and stealing a set of car keys.

He is further charged with causing criminal damage to a Citroen Saxo car.

Conor Tyrone Clarence, 24, from Bond's Hill is charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen Toyota Landcruiser that was involved in the fatal accident.

He too was charged with, entering as a trespasser, a house at Fountain Hill and stealing a set of car keys and with causing criminal damage to a Citroen Saxo car.

The solicitors for both men accepted the defendants have a prima facie case to answer.

The defendants were remanded in continuing custody.