Boy, 13, arrested for murder of police officer

Posted by News Express | 16 August 2019 | 1,492 times

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•British PM Boris Johnson

A teenager is one of 10 people who have been arrested after a police officer was murdered in Berkshire during a call-out to a burglary.

PC Andrew Harper was killed on the A4 Bath Road between Reading and Newbury last night.

This morning Thames Valley Police confirmed that he was part of a road unit and was responding to an incident at the crossroads of Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill near Sulhampstead.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the killing this morning saying: “I am deeply shocked and appalled by the death of a brave officer on duty in Thames Valley last night.

“My thoughts are with Pc Harper’s family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time.

“It is the most powerful reminder that police officers up and down the country put themselves at risk every single day to keep us safe. They have my absolute support.”

Detectives and forensics experts are at the scene close to the Winning Hand pub and a garden centre this morning.

The 10 people who were arrested are being questioned at stations throughout the Thames Valley Police area.

Deputy Chief Constable Jason Hogg said: “Our deepest thoughts at this time are of course with Andrew’s friends and family, who are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers. “Our thoughts also extend to all of Andrew’s colleagues within Thames Valley Police.

“As a force we are devastated at the loss of our colleague and will all be supporting each other at this difficult time.” (Courtesy:

Source: News Express

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