PCC pays tribute to PC Andrew Harper following trial verdict

PCC pays tribute to PC Andrew Harper following trial verdict

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro has said the death of PC Andrew Harper was a stark reminder of the dangers officers face on a daily basis after three teenagers were convicted of his manslaughter today.

PC Harper was killed in August last year after being dragged for more than a mile behind a car along country lanes in Berkshire after he and a colleague tried to prevent a gang stealing a quad bike.

Three teenagers were cleared of murder following a trial at the Old Bailey but were convicted of Thames Valley officer PC Harper’s manslaughter.

PCC David Munro said: “PC Harper was a dedicated and well-liked officer and the thoughts and sympathies of everyone in the Surrey PCC’s office remain with his family, friends and colleagues today.

“This was a tragic and senseless death of a young officer in the line of duty and his loss is felt across the UK policing family.


“Our frontline officers put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis for the safety of our communities and this is a stark reminder of the very real dangers they face.

“That is why they deserve the support, respect and thanks of us all for the amazing job they do.”

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