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Pc’s widow wins fight for law change over emergency worker deaths


Offenders who kill an emergency services worker while committing crime will be given mandatory life jail sentences, the Government has announced. The law change marks the end of a two-year campaign by Lissie Harper after her husband, police officer Andrew Harper, was killed in the line of duty while answering a late-night burglary call. Mrs Harper, 30, previously said she was “outraged” over the sentences handed to the three teenagers responsible for her husband’s death.

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