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PC Andrew Harper was married four weeks ago
Police have been granted a 24-hour extension to question 10 people arrested on suspicion of murdering PC Andrew Harper. PC Harper, 28, died on Thursday in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, when he was dragged along the road by a vehicle.The Thames Valley Police officer, who got married four weeks ago, was responding to reports of a burglary. Ten males, half of whom are under 18 years old, were arrested on suspicion of murder within an hour.The suspects in custody are:
A 13-year-old from Burghfield Common, Berkshire
A 16-year-old from Burghfield Common, Berkshire
A 16-year-old from Burghfield Common, Berkshire
A 17-year-old from Aldermaston, Berkshire
A 17-year-old from Bramley, Hampshire
An 18-year-old from Mortimer, Berkshire
A 20-year-old from Burghfield, Berkshire
A 20-year-old from Reading, Berkshire
A 24-year-old from Bramley, Hampshire
A 30-year-old from Burghfield Common, Berkshire
Thames Valley Police said it was granted the extension on Sunday night at Reading Magistrates' Court. PC Harper attended the reported break-in at about 23:30 BST with a fellow officer.A post-mortem examination concluded that he died of multiple injuries.Forensics officers have been seen investigating at the Four Houses Corner Caravan Site, three miles from the scene on the A4 Bath Road.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene near the A4 Bath Road
News of PC Harper's death prompted politicians to comment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "shocked and appalled". A fundraising page, set up by the Thames Valley Police Federation to support PC Harper's family, passed the "We know there is a risk when we put on the uniform but we do so as we are proud to protect the public."Sadly, on very rare and horrendous occasions, a colleague makes the ultimate sacrifice. We will ensure that heroism is never forgotten."Flowers have been laid at the scene where PC Harper lost his life.One tribute reads: "A great cop, a great man, a great friend. There will always be a part of my heart missing now."
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