Three teenagers charged with murder of PC Andrew Harper

18 September 2019, 15:24 | Updated: 24 October 2019, 11:06

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper
Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper. Picture: PA

By Kate Buck

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper, prosecutors have said.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised Thames Valley police to charge Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Another man, Thomas King, 21, has been charged with conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

They are due to appear at Reading Magistrate's Court tomorrow morning.

There have now been four people charged with the officer's murder after Jed Foster, 20, was charged last month.

PC Harper was killed after being dragged by a car while responding to a burglary on 15 August near Sulhamstead in Berkshire.

He had only been married for four weeks at the time of his death.

PC Harper died after being dragged by a car on 15 August
PC Harper died after being dragged by a car on 15 August. Picture: thames valley police
PC Harper, pictured with wife Lissie, had only been married for four weeks at the time of his death
PC Harper, pictured with wife Lissie, had only been married for four weeks at the time of his death. Picture: PA
His colleagues pay their respects at the scene last month
His colleagues pay their respects at the scene last month. Picture: PA

Police have appealed for anyone with information about PC Harper's death to come forward.

Anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.

If you would like to make a report anonymously, you can do so online or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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