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Ten arrests after police officer killed attending ‘burglary’

Written by on 16/08/2019

Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was killed while responding to a reported burglary in Berkshire.

Thames Valley Police said the incident happened at 11.30pm on Thursday evening at a crossroads off Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill, near to Sulhamstead.

The victim has been named as PC Andrew Harper from the Roads Policing Proactive Unit based at Abingdon Police Station.

A 13-year-old boy is among the ten males who have been arrested, and are currently being held in custody at different police stations across the region.

The nearby A4 Bath Road was reopened on Friday morning, but Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill is still closed.

Deputy Chief Constable Jason Hogg said the force was “devastated” by the loss of a colleague, and sent best wishes to Mr Harper’s friends and family.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik described the incident as “tragic”, and appealed for any witnesses to come forward with information.

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Any person with information relevant to the ongoing case can call 101 or leave details on the Thames Valley Police website.

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