18/09/2019 15:25 BST | Updated 18/09/2019 15:29 BST

3 Teenagers Charged With Murder Of Newlywed PC Andrew Harper

The 28-year-old died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle.

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PC Andrew Harper had been married only four weeks ago and was due to go on his honeymoon

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper who was killed while responding to reports of a burglary in Berkshire. 

PC Harper was killed on August 15 near the village of Sulhamstead. He died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle and was then possibly hit by a police car.

The 28-year-old had been married to wife Lissie for just four weeks when he died.

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 15 August 2019.

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

“May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against these four defendants are now active and that they have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

They will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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