British PM ‘deeply shocked and appalled’ by murder of police constable

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is ‘deeply shocked and appalled’ by the death of the ‘brave’ officer.

PC Andrew Harper, of Thames Valley Police, has been killed while attending a reported burglary in Berkshire.

Ten people aged between 13 and 30 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody at stations across the area.

The force said PC Harper, who was from the Roads Policing Unit based in Abingdon, was killed while performing his duties.

Johnson said PC Harper’s death was “the most powerful reminder that police officers up and down the country put themselves at risk every single day to keep us safe”.

“My thoughts are with PC Harper’s family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time,” he added.

Johnson said PC Harper’s death was “the most powerful reminder that police officers up and down the country put themselves at risk every single day to keep us safe”.

“My thoughts are with PC Harper’s family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time,” he added.

The attack on PC Harper is the third time in recent weeks an officer has been hurt in the line of duty.

Metropolitan police constable Stuart Outten was stabbed in the head on 8 August.

Days later a 42-year-old West Midlands police officer suffered serious head and pelvic injuries when he was run over with his own vehicle.

 

Via Sky News/ BBC

 

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