A NORTH Yorkshire police officer has thanked a mystery person for their "lovely" random gesture.

PC Barker tweeted a picture showing a bunch of flowers left on a police car in Acomb as he turned out for his first job on Sunday evening.

He said: "Well this was a lovely site as I turned out to my first job this evening. A random gesture from a person unknown. I would like to assume that whoever left this today had PC Harper in mind. Whoever you are thank you #Acomb."

PC Barker is asking anyone with any idea of who left the flowers to let him know privately.

"I would love to take some time to meet with them personally to thank them," he commented.

PC Andrew Harper, 28, died on Thursday in Berkshire when he was dragged along the road by a vehicle.