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Concert to take place in memory of PC Andrew Harper

PC Andrew Harper - picture credited to Thames Valley Police

A concert's being organised to remember the life of PC Andrew Harper

The Roads Policing Officer died in a serious incident near Sulhamstead in Berkshire in August, as he responded to a burglary.

A number of tributes have been paid to PC Harper in the weeks and months since his death.

Hundreds of people attended PC Harper's funeral in Oxford earlier this week, with many more lining the streets of the city to pay their respects to the 28 year old.

Now, a number of individuals and organisations are coming together to put on a concert next year.

There'll be performances over two nights at the Lakeside Country Club Complex in Frimley in Surrey on the 16th and 17th February 2020.

Organiser, Mo Stoner, has told us the police officer's family are playing a big part in shaping what will happen:

"The idea of a concert actually came from the family.

"It was presented to me and then it was up to me to get people involved to make sure it happens."

Mo's told us the event will pay tribute to PC Harper - and it's expected to be well attended:

"We were informed that the likelihood of police officers and others wishing to attend was likely to be between 3,000 and 5,000 people.

"We needed an event that would do justice to that - and we needed a venue that would actually be able to hold these people."

Arrangements are still being made, but Mr Stoner has told us he hopes the event will become an annual occasion.

Proceeds from the concert will be going towards the Police Widows and Orphans Fund and Police Care UK.

You can hear more on this story in the audio clip with Mo Stoner below - he's been speaking to our reporter Jonny Freeman.

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