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Thousands of bikers join PC's memorial ride

Thousands of motorcyclists joined a ride-out for PC Andrew Harper which raised more than £16,000 in memory of the police officer.

The officer’s widow, Lissie Harper, rode on the back of her late husband’s motorcycle, which was ridden by her brother Jake Beckett on the 15-mile journey from RAF Benson to Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Thames Valley officer was killed on 15 August while responding to reports of a burglary near a village in Berkshire.

The newlywed died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a van, four weeks after his wedding.

An RAF Benson spokesman said: “There were more than 4000 people here, there were motorcycles as far as the eye can see.

“They started leaving in groups of about 500 from midday, and by 2pm they were probably only halfway through.

“The family were overwhelmed with the support when they arrived, and a lot of money has been raised.

“People just wanted to show their respects.”

Suspects Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named because of their age, have been charged with murder and conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

Thomas King, 21, from Basingstoke, is also accused of conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

Main picture courtesy of Sky News

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