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Killing of Andrew Harper

British police officer killed in the line of duty

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On 15 August 2019, 28-year-old police constable Andrew Harper was killed near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, England, whilst in the line of duty. Harper and a fellow officer were responding to a report of burglary, after which Harper was dragged behind a car causing his death. In July 2020, three teenage males were convicted of manslaughter and received sentences of 16 and 13 years' imprisonment.

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Lissie Harper happy to have cross-party support for Harper's law [Video]

Lissie Harper happy to have cross-party support for Harper's law

The widow of Pc Andrew Harper is pushing for cross-party support over hercampaign for life sentences for those who kill emergency services workers.Lissie Harper met shadow home secretary Nick..

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PC Andrew Harper's widow meets Priti Patel [Video]

PC Andrew Harper's widow meets Priti Patel

The widow of PC Andrew Harper, Lissie Harper, has met with Home Secretary Priti Patel to discuss the introduction of "Andrew's Law", which would see mandatory life sentences given to those convicted of..

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Government ‘really on board’ with Harper’s Law, says Pc’s widow [Video]

Government ‘really on board’ with Harper’s Law, says Pc’s widow

The widow of tragic Pc Andrew Harper said senior Government figures havesignalled their backing for her campaign for Harper’s Law after she met withPriti Patel and Robert Buckland.

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Priti Patel to meet with Pc Andrew Harper’s widow [Video]

Priti Patel to meet with Pc Andrew Harper’s widow

Home Secretary Priti Patel is to meet Lissie Harper, the widow of Pc Andrew Harper, to discuss Mrs Harper’s new law proposal which would see those who kill emergency workers jailed for life. Report..

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Pc Andrew Harper’s killers to have sentences reviewed by Court of Appeal [Video]

Pc Andrew Harper’s killers to have sentences reviewed by Court of Appeal

The prison sentences handed to Pc Andrew Harper’s killers have been referredto the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General for judges to decide whetherthey were too lenient.

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Pc Andrew Harper honoured by colleagues in Newbury memorial [Video]

Pc Andrew Harper honoured by colleagues in Newbury memorial

A memorial service and minute's silence has been held at Newbury policestation, to mark a year since the death of Pc Andrew Harper. The 28-year-oldofficer was dragged to his death after he was caught..

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PC Harper family call for mandatory sentences [Video]

PC Harper family call for mandatory sentences

The family of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed in the line of duty, have called for tougher sentences for those responsible for deaths of police officers. 'Andrews law' would impose a "mandatory"..

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Mother of Pc Andrew Harper calls for 20-year jail terms for police killers [Video]

Mother of Pc Andrew Harper calls for 20-year jail terms for police killers

The mother of Pc Andrew Harper has launched a campaign for a “mandatory”20-year minimum prison term for killers of police officers - calling it“Andrew’s Law”. Debbie Adlam told the PA news..

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Family of killed Pc Andrew Harper welcome jail term review [Video]

Family of killed Pc Andrew Harper welcome jail term review

The family of a police officer dragged to his death as he tried to stop threethieves have welcomed a review of the jail terms handed to his killers. PcAndrew Harper’s mother Debbie Adlam told the PA..

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Police welcome sentencing of PC Harper killers [Video]

Police welcome sentencing of PC Harper killers

Detective Superintendent Stuart Blaik, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, has welcomed the sentencing of those responsible for killing PC Andrew Harper last year. 19-year old Henry Long was..

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Pc Harper death highlights constant danger to police, says senior investigator [Video]

Pc Harper death highlights constant danger to police, says senior investigator

The death of Pc Andrew Harper has highlighted the constant risks and dangersthat police officers face while on duty, the case’s senior investigatingofficer has said. Detective Superintendent Stuart..

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Lissie Harper spoke to Priti Patel and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC about Harper's Law.
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PC Andrew Harper: Widow Lissie Harper to meet Home Secretary Priti Patel

Lissie Harper is campaigning for killers of emergency workers to face mandatory life sentences.
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PC Andrew Harper's father 'heartbroken' for family

Phil Harper says he was "so proud" of the way his family coped with his police officer son's death.
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PC Andrew Harper: Killers' sentences to be reviewed

The Attorney General refers the jail terms to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
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PC Andrew Harper: Court of Appeal to consider increasing prison sentences for police officer's killers

Judges are to consider increasing the prison sentences given to three teenagers convicted of killing PC Andrew Harper.
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Two of PC Andrew Harper's killers to appeal against convictions

The officer's mother calls the appeals by Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole "a kick in the stomach".
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PC Andrew Harper's wife 'overwhelmed' by support for campaign to jail police killers for life

Lissie Harper to meet local MP and home secretary in push to change sentencing laws
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PC Andrew Harper: Anniversary services held for officer

PC Andrew Harper died after being dragged for more than a mile behind a getaway car.
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Police officer run over by thieves backs 'Andrew's Law'

PC Gaz Phillips who nearly died just days before PC Andrew Harper is supporting his widow's campaign for tougher sentences.
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PC Andrew Harper: Mother backs 'Andrew's Law' campaign

Debbie Adlam says killers of emergency service workers should serve at least 20 years in prison.
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PC Andrew Harper's widow launches campaign for whole-life sentences for killers of police officers

Debbie Adlam criticises 'lenient and insufficient way in which the justice system deals with criminals who take the lives of our emergency workers'
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PC Andrew Harper: Emergency worker killers 'should get full life sentence'

PC Andrew Harper's family calls for "Andrew's Law" to increase jail terms for killing emergency workers.
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PC Andrew Harper: Attorney General to review killers' sentences

Attorney General Suella Braverman will decide by 28 August if the sentences should be reviewed.
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PC Andrew Harper's teenage killers jailed as judge says they showed 'no remorse'

Three teenagers who killed PC Andrew Harper have been jailed as a judge said they had shown "no remorse".
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PC Andrew Harper: Jury 'not intimidated', judge says after killed officer's wife demands retrial on murder charges

Lissie Harper raised concerns that jurors had been 'influenced' during murder trial
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PC Andrew Harper's widow writes to PM to ask for murder retrial of his killers

Lissie Harper describes first hearing as 'atrociously below board' and highlights fears jurors were intimidated
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PC Andrew Harper death: Innocent man's family 'torn apart' by murder charge

Jed Foster was charged with killing PC Andrew Harper before the case against him was dropped.
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PC Andrew Harper: Three teenagers cleared of murdering police officer who was dragged along road

A teenager has been found not guilty murdering PC Andrew Harper after dragging the police officer to his death.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Jury retires to consider verdicts

The court heard how PC Andrew Harper died from catastrophic injuries after he was dragged by a car.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Passenger 'did not see officer'

Albert Bowers told the Old Bailey he saw nothing "strange" during the escape.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Accused feels 'disgraceful' over death

Henry Long says he did not know the officer was caught in a tow rope tied to a car he was driving.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Police officer describes seeing colleague dragged behind fleeing car

Witness also avoided being rammed by fleeing vehicle, court hears. Warning: This story contains detail some readers may find upsetting
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Accused teen claimed he watched Fast & Furious on night of car killing

PC Andrew Harper died after being dragged under a car on August 15 last year
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PC Harper murder trial: Officer died in 'shocking circumstances'

A jury hears PC Andrew Harper died after being dragged for a mile by a car on a country road.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Case of 'utmost importance', court told

A previous trial into PC Andrew Harper's death was halted due to the coronavirus lockdown.
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PC Andrew Harper: Murder trial to start in June

Three men had been on trial for murder before a jury was discharged because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: PC Andrew Harper death trial adjourned over pandemic

Jurors in the PC Andrew Harper death trial were discharged after a third juror began self-isolating.
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses because of coronavirus after three jurors self-isolate

Nine remaining members of jury discharged hours after Lord Chief Justice pauses trials with insufficient safety measures
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PC Andrew Harper trial: Officer 'could not recognise' colleague

A jury hears how PC Andrew Harper's colleagues tried to treat his "catastrophic injuries".
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Colleague Andrew Shaw speaks

A jury hears how PC Andrew Shaw saw PC Andrew Harper's feet being "whipped out from under him".
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'They are not taking my damn bike': Court hears 999 call before murder of PC Andrew Harper

'F*** me, they've already taken it… It's not going to turn out well for me. I hope someone is on the way,' quad bike owner told call handler
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PC Andrew Harper murder trial: Quad bike 999 call played in court

A jury hears a recording of Peter Wallis as he watched three alleged killers steal his bike.
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PC Andrew Harper was dragged behind car for more than a mile in 'completely senseless killing', court hears

Officer was killed while responding to a call about a stolen quad bike, Old Bailey told
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PC Harper murder trial: Officer 'dragged behind car for more than a mile'

Brian Altman QC said PC Andrew Harper got caught in a strap trailing behind a car before his death.
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PC Harper murder trial: Accused teens admit bike theft plot

Two teenagers accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper admit conspiracy to steal a quad bike.
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PC Andrew Harper: Mural to officers made from 20,000 epaulettes

The 55-foot (17m) long artwork was made following the death of Andrew Harper in August.
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PC Andrew Harper: 'Poignant' epaulettes donation for fallen hero

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Henry Long admits PC Andrew Harper manslaughter

Henry Long pleads guilty to the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper in Berkshire, but denies murder.
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PC Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to killing police officer

PC Harper was run over while responding to a burglary in Berkshire in August
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Teenager denies killing PC Andrew Harper during 'quad bike burglary'

Another defendant has admitted conspiracy to steal a quad bike before officer died
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PC Andrew Harper death: Teen denies manslaughter

Newlywed PC Andrew Harper was killed after being dragged along a road by a vehicle in August.
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PC Andrew Harper: Widow thanks public for PC's fund

Lissie Harper thanks people for their donations, tributes and messages since Andrew Harper's death.
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PC Andrew Harper: 5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC

PC Andrew Harper's wife Lissie leads a huge convoy of motorcycles in honour of her late husband.
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PC Andrew Harper: Hundreds mourn 'hero' police officer at funeral

'The hardest challenge of all is losing you,' widow Lissie says
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PC Andrew Harper funeral: Hundreds expected to line route

Newlywed PC Andrew Harper, who was dragged under a van while on duty, is described as a "hero".
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PC Andrew Harper: More than 800 people expected to attend funeral for 'hero' Thames Valley Police officer

Mourners to line procession route through Oxford
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PC Andrew Harper death: Family confirm funeral details

A number of roads in Oxford will be closed for PC Andrew Harper's funeral on Monday.
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PC Andrew Harper murder: Charges dropped against suspect

Newly-wed police officer killed after being dragged under vehicle while responding to burglary reports
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PC Andrew Harper death: Three teens in court accused of murder

Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys are charged with murdering PC Andrew Harper in Berkshire.
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