Following the tragic death of Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper, the Home Secretary has released the below statement.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said
I’m devastated and appalled by the tragic death of PC Andrew Harper and my thoughts are with his loved ones, colleagues and the community he served with great pride at this immensely difficult time.
PC Harper died in the line of duty protecting the public and his incredible bravery and extraordinary sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Our dedicated police officers go to work every day to serve their communities.
They are courageous and professional people who confront danger on a daily basis.
The risks they take to keep us all safe are enormous.
As Home Secretary, I’ll do everything in my power to support them and crack-down on the cowardly criminals who commit appalling acts of violence.