The new law is the result of a tireless campaign by the widow of PC Andrew Harper

The government has today (24 November 2021) announced it will pass new law to introduce mandatory life sentences for those convicted of killing an emergency worker while committing a crime.

Harper’s Law – named after PC Andrew Harper, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2019 –– seeks to afford emergency workers greater protection while they do their jobs. Ministers said the change in the law will be introduced as soon as possible, but will not be retrospective.

PC Harper’s widow, Lissie, along with the Police Federation, have campaigned tirelessly for the change in the law.  

Lissie Harper said: “Emergency services workers require extra protection. I know all too wel...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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