A FUNDRAISING page in memory of fallen Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper has raised more than £50,000 in less than 24 hours.

The official page – launched by Thames Valley Police Federation – will provide all proceeds to the family of PC Harper, who was tragically killed on duty in the Berkshire village of Sulhamstead on Thursday night.

Another page, set up by the officer himself, has also seen a surge of donations - reaching more than £16,000 this afternoon. 

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Andy Fiddler, from Thames Valley Police Federation, said: “Police officers all over Thames Valley and the rest of the UK go to work each and every day to do their duty. We are courageous, caring and compassionate. We confront danger on a daily basis. We know there is a risk when we put on the uniform but we do so as we are proud to protect the public.

“Sadly on very rare and horrendous occasions a colleague makes the ultimate sacrifice. We will ensure that heroism is never forgotten. All our thoughts remain with Andrew’s wife, family, friends and close colleagues.

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“The family of PC Harper will decide how money raised through the page is used.”

The personal page is set up to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

To view the official page, or donate, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pc-andrew-harper

To view the page, or donate, visit https://bit.ly/2Za5GOC