PC Andrew Harper Bio
Andrew Harper is a newly married police officer. He was allegedly struck by a car in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, and dragged under it for a distance, before being hit by another car last night.
— WorcesterCID (@WorcesterCID) August 16, 2019
PC Andrew Harper Age
He was 28 years old
PC Andrew Harper Married, Wife
R.i.p. PC Andrew Harper killed in the line of duty. Thames Valley Police officer killed in Berkshire https://t.co/TIl4iIoXJg
— Sean Kenny (@spkenny67) August 16, 2019
PC Harper had married his fiancée Lissie on July 18 in a ‘dream wedding’, and they were due to go on a honeymoon next week to celebrate. Relatives said they were left ‘devastated’ by his death but added that they were ‘so proud of him’.
‘Murdered’ Thames Valley cop PC Andrew Harper was newlywed due to go on his honeymoon next week as boy, 13, among 10 https://t.co/cTylpgRlK2
— The Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) August 16, 2019
PC Andrew Harper Death, Murder
The incident at 11.30pm yesterday took place next to the 12-bedroom Braeburn Lodge care home for the elderly.
The incident happened just three miles from the home of Carole and Michael Middleton, the mother and father of the Duchess of Cambridge.
The incident happened near the A4 Bath Road between Reading and Newbury at the crossroads of Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill.
@Number10Ldn Our justice system needs to step up and ensure their murderers never walk free. If you think you are old enough and big enough to carry a weapon that can kill, you are old enough and big enough to suffer the consequences. RIP PC Andrew Harper and Peter Duncan. pic.twitter.com/H9XYK8hhRa
— Sarah Malyon (@sarahn0801) August 16, 2019
PC Andrew Harper Killer Arrested
Ten males aged 13 to 30 were arrested on suspicion of murder and are today being held in custody at police stations across the Thames Valley region.
Police Investigation Reports, Press Conference
Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said PC Harper had been dragged along by a vehicle, adding that it was a ‘terrible day’ for the force.
At a press conference this afternoon, he said: ‘We are all shocked and saddened by the death of our colleague PC Andrew Harper.’
He added: ‘Tragically Andrew was attending a reported burglary along with a crewmate and was killed at the scene whilst performing his duties.’
Mr. Campbell added that PC Harper was a road policing officer joined Thames Valley Police as a special constable in 2010 and became a regular police officer in 2011.
He said: ‘Our thoughts are with Andrew’s friends and family who are being supported obviously by specially trained family liaison officers.’
Mr. Campbell also revealed PC Harper has married just four weeks ago, which will ‘add further angst to what are terrible circumstances.’
PC Andrew Harper Family Tributes
Horribly sad to read that PC Andrew Harper had recently celebrated his wedding.
Such a shocking crime, such devastation for his family.
— Dr Pam Spurr (@DrPamSpurr) August 16, 2019
PC Harper’s family paid tribute to him on Facebook today with his grandmother, Maureen Shrimpton saying: ‘Just a really horrible day.
‘Our grandson Andrew was killed last night while doing his police work. So proud of him. Our love goes to his lovely wife, Mum and Dad, brother and all of his family and friends. Love from Nana and Bubba xxx’
His uncle Dale Shrimpton added: ‘He’s my oldest nephew. My sister’s firstborn. Mum and dad’s first grandson… and was married two weeks ago at a dream wedding.
‘We are devastated. He was the loveliest person that you will ever meet. I can’t begin to tell you how we feel.’
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- PC Andrew Harper was allegedly struck by a car in Sulhamstead, Berkshire
- He was dragged under the vehicle before being hit by another car, it is claimed
- Ten men arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident at 11.30pm last night
- PC Harper, 28, from roads policing unit was based at Abingdon Police Station