Death of PC Andrew Harper: Man charged with murder
A man will appear in court on August 20 charged with the murder of Thames Valley Police Constable Andrew Harper.
Jed Foster, 20, from Reading has also been charged with the theft of a quad bike.
The remaining nine people arrested shortly after PC Harper’s death on Thursday (August 15) have been released on bail until September 13.
Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal said: “Following the death of PC Harper in Berkshire, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Jed Foster, with murder and the theft of a quad bike.
“We will offer to meet with PC Harper’s family to explain the basis of the decision we have made following a lengthy review of the evidence available.”
The CPS said Mr Foster will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (August 20).
The 28-year-old officer died after attending a report of a burglary. A post-mortem found he suffered multiple injuries as a result of being dragged under a car near the village of Sulhamstead.
A Justgiving page set up to provide support for PC Harper’ family has raised almost £200,000.