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Mother thanks police services after death of Andrew Harper

A mother has written to North Yorkshire Police to say thanks for their service following the death of PC Andrew Harper.

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She said her six-year-old son, who had previously had "bad experiences" with the emergency services because of his family's drug and domestic violence problems, wanted to thank them for "everything you do to keep us safe".

A police constable at Fulford Police Station tweeted: "This is something that really means a lot to all of us that work to protect our local communities."

PC Harper, who got married four weeks ago, was killed while investigating a burglary in Sulhamstead, Berkshire.

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North Yorkshire Police number-plate sold for £243,000

A number-plate bearing the first car registration number issued in North Yorkshire has been sold for £243,000.

The number plate
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The AJ1 plate was first used in 1907 by the chief constable of the then North Riding Constabulary, Maj Sir Robert Bowyer.

It has continued to be used by the North Yorkshire force for a century.

The first car it was used on
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The sale was approved by the county's police, fire and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan in agreement with the current chief constable.

"The historical link of the AJ1 registration is important to North Yorkshire," she said.

However, she added that the money would "be better spent", explaining that the cash from the sale would be invested in two separate projects.