Family pays heartbreaking tribute to woman killed by police car in Liverpool on Christmas Eve

"She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 26th December 2022

The family of a young woman who died after being struck by a police car in Liverpool have paid an emotional tribute to her.

Merseyside Police said emergency services were called to reports that a marked police vehicle had collided with a pedestrian on Sheil Road in the city’s centre at around 8:10pm on Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December).

Sadly, a woman died from her injuries at the scene.

The 22-year-old woman has been named as Rachael Louise Moore, and her family have now issued a statement in tribute.

“Rachael Louise Moore, aged 22, cherished daughter of Alison and Ian, sister to Ben, much loved granddaughter of Nana Sue, partner to Jack, and caring friend to many. 


“She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.”

Rachael’s family has also requested that their privacy be respected at this “devastating” time.


An investigation into the incident has now been opened by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), and Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with footage of any kind to come forward.

Appealing to the public, Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merseyside Police, said: “Following the death of Rachael, we are providing assistance to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident. 

“Our sincere and thoughts and condolences are with Rachael’s family who have been left devastated by this tragic incident. 


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

“I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to please make contact with us as we try to piece together the circumstances [and] I would also like to ask anyone who has CCTV, Dashcam or Smart doorbell footage that may help us to please get in touch.”

Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses after a woman was killed by a police car / Credit: Merseyside Police

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured any footage is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

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You can contact police by calling (0151) 777 5747, by email at [email protected], or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 857 of Saturday 24 December.

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