Mother’s tribute to Meldreth man who died of gunshot wound

Philip Harper died of a gunshot wound on Sunday

Philip Harper died of a gunshot wound on Sunday - Credit: Archant

The mother of a man who died from a gunshot wound on Sunday has paid tribute to her son.

Philip Harper, 46, of High Street, Meldreth, was treated by paramedics after being taken to Melbourn Ambulance Station with life-threatening injuries at about 5.50pm on Sunday.

Despite medical attention he died a short time later.

Pauline Harper, his mother, said: “Philip was our son and we loved him dearly. He was loyal, compassionate, inquisitive and stoic.

“A ‘delinquent Ray Mears’, Philip was always up for a challenge. We are glad to have shared our lives with him and we will miss him terribly.”


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A post mortem found that he died from a gunshot wound.

Ian Catley, 40, of Medcalfe Way, Melbourn, has been charged with murder and appeared at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) where he was remanded in custody.

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He is due to enter a plea at the court on September 12.

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