Three teenagers charged with murder over death of Pc Andrew Harper

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.

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.

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."

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Messages on floral tributes at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A message from officers of the Thames Valley Police armed response vehicles unit on a floral tribute at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Badges on floral tributes at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A police officer lays a floral tribute at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A police officer lays a floral tribute at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A police investigator places items in a bag at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police forensic officer works at a caravan site near Burghfield Common in Berkshire, after the death of Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Police at a caravan site near Burghfield Common in Berkshire, following the death of Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, who died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
Police at a caravan site near Burghfield Common in Berkshire, following the death of Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, who died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
What appears to be a trail of blood leading from Lambdens Hill across the A4, at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
Police officers at the scene on Ufton Lane, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident on Ufton Lane, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
A police investigator at the scene of an incident, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where a Thames Valley Police officer was killed whilst attending a reported burglary on Thursday evening.
Police search the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
A police officer lays a floral tribute at the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Police search the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Police search the scene, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Police at a caravan site near Burghfield Common in Berkshire, after the death of Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
Police officers remain at the scene on Ufton Lane, near Sulhamstead, Berkshire, where Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, 28, died following a "serious incident" at about 11.30pm on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road, between Reading and Newbury, at the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.
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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.

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