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

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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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