Fri, 31 Jul 2020
PC Andrew Harper
THREE teenage killers are set to be sentenced today over the death of Pc Andrew Harper.
Henry Long, aged 19, and 18-year-olds Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers will be sentenced at the Old Bailey for manslaughter after the officer's death in August last year.
Pc Harper was on duty with a colleague in an unmarked BMW, driving along the M4 on Thursday, August 15 last year, when they received a report of the burglary in progress at a property in Stanford Dingley.
The newly-wed officer died from multiple injuries sustained as he was dragged for more than a mile down country lanes in Beenham after being caught in a rope attached to a vehicle that had been towing the stolen quad bike.
Check back with Newburytoday.co.uk for a full report on today's sentencing hearing.