Pc Andrew Harper’s killers sentenced to combined total of 42 years | ITV News

Three men have been sentenced to a combined total of 42 years for the manslaughter of Pc Andrew Harper.

Getaway driver Henry Long, 19, was jailed for 16 years at the Old Bailey for manslaughter over the death of Pc Andrew Harper, who was killed in the line of duty in Berkshire last August.

Long’s passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, were each handed 13-year sentences for manslaughter over their roles in Pc Harper’s death.

During sentencing, Mr Justice Edis said the defendants had killed “a talented and brave young police officer” and “rejected” the notion the teenagers had shown remorse for their actions.

Justice Edis said: “In better language, you killed a talented and brave young police officer who was going above and beyond his duty in order to provide a public service.

“You did so because you have deliberately decided to expose any police officer that got in your way to a risk of death.”

Harper’s widow Lissie broke down twice as she read from her victim impact statement on Friday morning, ahead of the sentencing of the trio.

• Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube:
• Get breaking news and more stories at

Follow ITV News on Facebook:
Follow ITV News on Twitter:
Follow ITV News on Instagram:

Leave a Comment