PC Andrew Harper: Officers break down at ‘murder’ scene as £160k raised for family


Colleagues of PC Andrew Harper who was killed in the line of duty last Thursday were pictured breaking down at the scene of the incident.

The 28-year-old newlywed was responding to reports of a burglary when he was killed after being dragged along by a vehicle in Berkshire.

Dozens of floral tributes have been left at the scene near Ufton Lane, Sulhamstead.

Today, police officers were pictured in tears as they visited the scene.

Some officers were seen on their knees as they read heartbreaking tributes left for PC Harper.

Others held each other as they broke down.

One heartbreaking note signed by his family read: “We will never recover – our darling Andrew.

“You will never feel the pain of growing old or a broken heart.

“I feel your presence comforting me in my darkest hours and minutes and know there’s enough to share with all those who love and need you right now.

“Sleep tight sweetheart. See you one day.”

It was placed next to a box containing his shoulder number, a photo of him and his wife on their wedding day, and a ribbon.

A JustGiving page set up to support PC Harper’s widow and family has surpassed £160,000 in donations.

Earlier today it was revealed police had been given another 24 hours to detain 10 males who were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The suspects – aged between 13 and 30 – were arrested within an hour of PC Harper, 28, being hit and dragged by a vehicle.

None of the males have been charged.