Three teenagers charged with murder over death of English police officer

Three teenagers charged with murder over death of English police officer

Three teenagers have been charged with murder over the death of Pc Andrew Harper.

The 28-year-old newlywed died in August when he was dragged under a van while responding to a burglary in Berkshire, England.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Henry Long, 18, from Reading, and two 17-year-old boys who have not been named because of their age had been charged with murder.

A police officer at the scene near Ufton Lane, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where Pc Andrew Harper died (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A police officer at the scene near Ufton Lane, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where Pc Andrew Harper died (Andrew Matthews/PA)

They, along with a fourth man, Thomas King, 21, from Basingstoke, are also accused of conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal said: “As the investigation into Pc Andrew Harper’s death continues, the CPS has today authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys with murder and conspiracy to steal a quad bike on August 15 2019.

“Thomas King, 21, has also been charged with conspiracy to steal a quad bike.”

They are due to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Another man, 20-year-old Jed Foster, has already appeared in court having been charged with murder.

He is next due to appear in custody at Reading Crown Court on November 20.

- Press Association

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