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British authorities arrest 10 after officer killed

18 August 2019

Sadly Police Constable Andrew Harper did not return home from duty to his loving family.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Patel said: "The brutal and mindless killing of PC Andrew Harper on Thursday was a truly appalling and sickening act". He died after being hit and then dragged along the road in front of a shocked colleague.

Ten males aged between 13 and 30 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Campbell said PC Harper was a "highly regarded, popular member of the team", adding: "Everybody I've spoken to about Andrew talked about the incredible personality he was, what a fantastic police officer, and what a great friend and man he was, and he'll be sorely missed by everybody".

The police officer was tragically killed after he was mown down by a auto while he attended the scene of a burglary on Thursday.

A newlywed cop was dragged to his death by a vehicle while responding to a botched burglary in England, and 10 people - including a 13-year-old boy - were busted in connection with his death, according to reports Friday.

Thames Valley Police Chief Const. John Campbell said that although the cause of Harper's death had not yet been confirmed, he had been "dragged along by a vehicle".

"You realise this is the second morning Andrew's family will wake up without him".

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The father of a police officer killed while responding to reports of a burglary says his family are "in a bad place".

A post-mortem examination is taking place to establish the cause of death.

PC Harper was married last month in a ceremony at Ardington House in Oxfordshire and was due to go on his honeymoon next week.

A police investigator at the scene of an incident where a police officer was killed, near Sulhamstead, England, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

"Our thoughts also extend to all of Andrew's colleagues within Thames Valley Police".

A policeman has been killed in England while investigating a reported burglary.

PC Harper was from the Roads Policing Proactive Unit based at Abingdon Police Station.

He joined Thames Valley Police as a Special Constable in 2010.

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He said the force's flags are flying at half mast as a sign of respect "in honour and memory of Andrew".

"A murder investigation has been launched and now there are ten people who have been arrested on suspicion of murder".

He said the suspects were detained within about an hour of the incident and officers are working "hard and diligently to find out what happened".

PC Harper's uncle Dale Shrimpton, from Burnham, near Windsor, wrote on Facebook: "He's my oldest nephew".

Other relatives have said that the couple had a "dream wedding". We are devastated. He was the loveliest person that you will ever meet.

"Wherever possible, please support me in this goal and help us fight for those who can't fight for themselves".

Maureen Shrimpton wrote: "Just a really terrible day".

"Our grandson Andrew was killed last night while doing his police work".

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British authorities arrest 10 after officer killed