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Three men charged over Thames Valley Police officer murder

Three more men have been charged in relation to the investigation into PC Andrew Harper’s death.

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.”

Henry Long from Reading, and two 17-year-old boys who cannot be named for legal reasons have been charged with murder in relation to the death of PC Andrew Harper and conspiracy to steal a quad bike on Thursday 15 August 2019 in Berkshire and remain in custody.

Thomas King has also been charged with conspiracy to steal a quad bike on Thursday 15 August 2019 in Berkshire.

They are due to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 10am.

Jed Foster from Reading appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 20 August 2019 and has been charged with murder in relation to the death of PC Andrew Harper and also theft of a quad bike on Thursday 15 August 2019 in Berkshire.