PC Andrew Harper’s widow launches ‘Andrew’s Law’ campaign

PC Andrew Harper's widow launches 'Andrew's Law' campaign

PC Andrew Harper’s widow launches ‘Andrew’s Law’ campaign

THE widow of police officer PC Andrew Harper is launching a campaign for ‘Andrew’s Law’ which would see killers of emergency services workers spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Lissie Harper has launched a campaign with the Police Federation in memory of her late husband, so that anyone killing a police officer, firefighter, nurse, doctor or paramedic is jailed for life.

PC Harper, 28, died while on duty in Berkshire when he was dragged for more than a mile along a road by a getaway car in August 2019.

His killers were sentenced last Friday after being convicted of manslaughter.

Driver Henry Long was jailed for 16 years, while his accomplices Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole were sentenced to 13 years each.

The Attorney General is currently reviewing their sentences to see if they were too lenient.

Lissie intends to call for the law change in high-profile meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel in coming weeks.

She is calling on the British public and politicians of all parties to back her in her campaign.

Lissie said: “I pledge to my late husband to never stop until I have made the difference that this country clearly needs. I vow to stand strong and firm with so many other honourable people in our country to make the changes that we clearly know to be justified.

“I hope that by creating a new ‘Andrew’s Law’ – that sees any person who commits a crime that results in the death of an emergency worker being jailed for life – that those that have to go through what I have been through in the future get the justice that they rightly deserve.”

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