UK police officer slain investigating theft, 10 arrested | Nation

LONDON (AP) — British police say a police officer investigating a reported housebreaking in southeast England has been killed, and so they have arrested and detained 10 males within the case, together with a 13-year-old.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’s “deeply shocked and appalled” by the loss of life of Thames Valley police officer Andrew Harper. Johnson says in a tweet that his ideas are with Harper’s household, associates and colleagues.

Thames Valley police say Harper, of the Roads Policing Proactive Unit, was killed whereas “performing his duties” in Berkshire, in southeast England, at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The ten arrested ranged from age 13 to 30.

Johnson says Harper’s loss of life “is essentially the most highly effective reminder that law enforcement officials up and down the nation put themselves in danger each single day to maintain us secure. They’ve my absolute help.”

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