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Northern Ireland emergency services crying out for a Harper’s law, says Arlene Foster

Follow the Home Secretary’s example, Foster urges Alliance Party’s Long

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Campaign: Lissie Harper, the widow of PC Andrew Harper, after a meeting with Justice Secretary Dominic Raab. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA

Campaign: Lissie Harper, the widow of PC Andrew Harper, after a meeting with Justice Secretary Dominic Raab. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA

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Campaign: Lissie Harper, the widow of PC Andrew Harper, after a meeting with Justice Secretary Dominic Raab. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA

Legislation introducing automatic life sentences for offenders who kill emergency services workers in the line of duty should be extended to Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster has said.

The law, set to be introduced in England and Wales next year, follows a two-year campaign by Lissie Harper, whose police officer husband Andrew was killed while responding to a crime.


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