Police officers on the Isle of Wight – and across Hampshire – have paid tribute to a PC killed while on duty in Berkshire.

Andrew Harper died while responding to a burglary last week.

His Thames Valley force led a minute’s silence at its headquarters in Oxfordshire. They were joined by police staff from across the UK at 11am this morning (Friday).

Officers from the Isle of Wight were among those who stood alongside their Hampshire colleagues.

The chief constable of the Thames Valley force described Andrew Harper as a “dearly loved and respected colleague, friend and proud police officer”.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service also paid their respects.

The flag above Newport Fire Station has been at half mast today.