After 2 years of campaigning, Harper’s Law has been announced by the government. Lissie Harper has campaigned tirelessly for 2 years, to introduce mandatory life sentence for those who kill police officers or other 999 workers while in active service.
I’m pleased to have been able to support the campaign, led by PC Andrew Harper’s widow, Lissie Harper. I’ve been pushing for this law to be introduced along with a number of colleagues, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Lissie several times to discuss it, so I am very happy to see it come into action.
Clearly Lissie must have been through hell following her husband’s death, however this does feel like a fitting tribute and she should be very proud of what she has achieved in her late husband’s name.
The Government are moving an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce Harper’s law so I imagine matters will be straight forward.