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Three Teenagers Who Killed UK Police Get 42 Years Combined

The three teenagers who dragged a British policeman to his death when he got caught on their vehicle have been jailed for a total of 42 years.

Undated handout photos issued by Thames Valley Police of (left to right), driver Henry Long, 19, who dragged Pc Andrew Harper to his death, who has been found not guilty at the Old Bailey of murder but had earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter and his passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, who were cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter. PA Photo. Issue date: Friday July 24, 2020. Newlywed Pc Harper, 28, became entangled in a tow rope attached to their Seat Toledo as he tried to apprehend them. Long drove off at ÒbreakneckÓ speed, dragging the Thames Valley Police officer for more than a mile along country lanes before he was dislodged, having suffered horrific injuries. See PA story COURTS Berkshire. Photo credit should read: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
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Teenage driver Henry Long, who dragged police officer Andrew Harper to his death, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Long, 19, and 18-year-olds teenagers Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole were convicted of manslaughter, but cleared by a jury on July 24 of murdering the 28-year-old newlywed as he responded to an early-morning burglary in Berkshire on August 15 last year.

Long admitted manslaughter, and the jury found the two other defendants guilty of the same charge. The judge, Mr Justice Edis, handed teenagers Cole and Bowers 13-year jail sentences each.

During the sentencing prosecutor read a victim impact statement from PC Harper’s mother Deborah Adlam.

She said: “I am unable to explain the enormity of what I’m feeling and have been struggling with since we were awoken on August 15, 2019, at 4.45am to the worst news imaginable.


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