Police officer run over by thieves backs ‘Andrew’s Law’

A police officer who nearly died after being run over by car thieves has added his support for mandatory life sentences for anyone who kills a member of the emergency services.

A campaign was launched by Lissie Harper, the widow of PC Andrew Harper who died in Berkshire in August 2019.

PC Gaz Phillips, 43, was critically injured in Birmingham a few days earlier.

He has made a remarkable recovery and on the first anniversary of the incident has just returned to work.

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