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PC Harpers widow crticises misleading social media claims

PC Harper\'s widow crticises

The widow of Pc Andrew Harper has sought to dispel “misleading” and “deliberately harmful” claims about her campaign for a new law.

It’s for those who kill emergency workers to be jailed for life.

Lissie Harper wrote in a blog post that she was “immensely grateful” for the public’s support of an online petition calling for Harper’s Law, which was approaching 650,000 signatures as of Sunday morning.

However, Mrs Harper said she wanted to address some “incorrect statements” that were circulating on social media in relation to the campaign.

“I have no intention of providing running commentaries but it’s important to right some wrongs that are being said,” she said.

“Harper’s Law will be a law in which will mean that a person found guilty of killing a police officer, firefighter, nurse, doctor, paramedic or prison officer as a direct result of a crime they have committed, then they would be jailed for life.

“This means that a life sentence would be imposed, asking for a minimum term in prison. Details we plan to discuss with politicians and decision makers soon.

Published: 30/08/2020 by Radio NewsHub

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