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PC Harper’s widow Lissie won’t ‘fade away quietly’ as she fights for tough sentences for 999 killers

The widow of hero PC Andrew Harper says she ‘won’t fade away quietly into the background’ as she fights for tougher sentences for 999 killers under ‘Andrew’s Law’.

Lissie Harper, 29, had been married to Andrew, 28, for four weeks before he was killed on duty by thieves. 

She said that on the day her husband’s killers were acquitted of murder her car ‘was keyed’ when she ‘requested a retrial’.  

Lissie Harper, 29, pictured, said supporters of her husband’s killers had ‘tried to intimidate her’ but that she had ‘no intention’ of fading into the background

Lissie added: ‘I can’t be sure who did that but I do know that Andrew’s killers and their supporters would probably rather I faded quietly into the background. But I’ve no intention of doing that.’ 

Designer Lissie said supporters of her husband’s killers had ‘tried to intimidate her’ according to The Sun.    

She is campaigning for Andrew’s Law which would mean an automatic life sentence for anyone who kills an on-duty emergency service worker. 

She said she has been subjected to a ‘life sentence without Andrew’ and that they had their honeymoon booked in the Maldives in September.

When they returned, they were going to try for a baby.

Lissie added that Andrew ‘would have been a great dad’ and one of the many things his killers’ took from her was the opportunity to start a family.    

Lissie, had been married to PC Andrew Harper, 28, for four weeks before he was killed on duty by thieves

Lissie, had been married to PC Andrew Harper, 28, for four weeks before he was killed on duty by thieves

Lissie is campaigning for Andrew's Law which would mean an automatic life sentence for anyone who kills an on-duty emergency service worker

Lissie is campaigning for Andrew’s Law which would mean an automatic life sentence for anyone who kills an on-duty emergency service worker

Andrew was killed responding to a call about a stolen quad bike in Stanford Dingley, Berks, last August.   

As he tried to apprehend the thieves, he stepped into the loop of a tow-rope attached to the back of the their car.

They then sped off, dragging him for more than a mile along country lanes.

She said that on the day her husband's killers were acquitted of murder her car 'was keyed' when she 'requested a retrial'

She said that on the day her husband’s killers were acquitted of murder her car ‘was keyed’ when she ‘requested a retrial’ 

PC Harper was killed responding to a call about a stolen quad bike in Stanford Dingley, Berks, last August

PC Harper was killed responding to a call about a stolen quad bike in Stanford Dingley, Berks, last August

The killers were found not guilty of murder instead being convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Henry Long, 19, got 16 years while Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, received 13 years each. 

With good behaviour, they will serve half that.

She said: ‘It won’t be long before they’re out and they’ll still be young.

Killers Henry Long, 19, pictured left, got 16 years while Jessie Cole, middle, and Albert Bowers, right, both 18, got 13 years each

Killers Henry Long, 19, pictured left, got 16 years while Jessie Cole, middle, and Albert Bowers, right, both 18, got 13 years each 

‘They will be able to get on with their lives — a privilege they have taken away from Andrew.’ 

This comes as PC Harper’s mother Debbie Adlam met with Conservative MP John Howell last week to discuss enforcing ‘Andrew’s Law’.  

She said: ‘It would mean the world to me to know that Andrew made a difference. I know he did to thousands of people when alive.

‘But I hope his legacy will be that he protected his colleagues in death.’ 

PC Harper's mother Debbie Adlam, pictured, met with Conservative MP John Howell last week to discuss enforcing 'Andrew's Law'

PC Harper’s mother Debbie Adlam, pictured, met with Conservative MP John Howell last week to discuss enforcing ‘Andrew’s Law’

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