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UK News Briefing: PC Andrew Harper, Queen’s Speech and knife crime make today’s headlines

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In today’s briefing update, 800 people are expected to attend the funeral of hero cop, PC Andrew Harper today. 

Queen’s Speech: Law and Order will be the centrepiece of the Queen’s Speech today.

  A 20-year-old man has died after being knifed in the chest in south London. A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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PC ANDREW HARPER: MORE THAN 800 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO ATTEND FUNERAL FOR ‘HERO’ OFFICER

The Independent says more than 800 people are expected to attend PC Andrew Harper’s funeral, the “hero” officer killed in the line of duty. Harper, 28 was responding to reports of a burglary in Berkshire when he was dragged under a van in August. His wife, who he married just weeks before his death, family and friends are to attend his funeral at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford on Monday. Police said more than 800 people are expected to attend the service, whilst others will pay their respects along a processional route. Flags across Thames Valley Police’s area will be flying at half-mast. 

Read the full story on The Independent

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PM SEEKS TO THRUST LAW AND ORDER ON TO AGENDA IN QUEEN’S SPEECH

The Guardian says violent and sexual criminals will face drastically heavier penalties under new measures that will form the centrepiece of a Queen’s speech. Foreign national offenders who return to the UK will also face tougher PM seeks to thrust law and order on to agenda in Queen’s Speechpenalties. On Monday, the Queen will set out Johnson’s priorities for a new session of parliament, including 22 bills. Under the proposals, violent and sexual offenders will serve a minimum of two-thirds of their sentence before being eligible to be released on licence. But prison reformers warned the plans could put staff in danger by taking away hope from inmates. Meanwhile, Priti Patel said the UK has been a “soft touch on foreign criminals” for too long, maximum sentences for foreign nationals who breach a deportation order will be “drastically increased.”

Read the full story on The Guardian

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BEXLEY STABBING – MAN,20, DIES AFTER BEING KNIFED IN THE CHEST IN SOUTH LONDON AS BOY, 17 IS ARRESTED

The Sun says a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was knifed in the chest in London. Bexley stabbing - Man, 20 dies after being knifed in the chest in south London as boy, 17 is arrestedThe victim, 20 died in hospital following the stabbing that occurred during a mass brawl in Bexley. Scotland Yard said: “Officers were called at 14:48hrs on Sunday, 13 October to Barnehurst venue, Bexley, following reports of males fighting in the street. Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service. A 20-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 17:27hrs. His next of kin are aware.”

Read the full story on The Sun

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UK News Briefing: PC Andrew Harper, Queen’s Speech and knife crime make today’s headlines
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