Murdered newlywed officer Andrew Harper, 28, was ‘dragged under burglars’ getaway van for hundreds of yards before being hit by a police dog vehicle’ – as inquiry focuses on nearby travellers’ camp

PC Andrew Harper (pictured left) was attending the scene in Sulhamstead, near Reading, before he was dragged down the road by a Seat van and reportedly then hit by police dog unit vehicle. A witness said he heard an officer yelling: ‘Stay with me, stay with me, keep breathing,’ as PC Harper lay fatally injured in the road. PC Harper and his bride were due to go on honeymoon next week, but late on Thursday night the couple’s dreams were shattered in the cruellest fashion when the officer lost his life in the line of duty. Yesterday officers were seen attending a nearby Travellers’ site near Burghfield, where inquiries were carried out in relation to the incident (pictured bottom right). Top right: An overview of the scene.

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