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Pc Harper's widow disappointed at failed bid to extend prison sentence for his killers


The widow of Pc Andrew Harper has voiced disappointment after the Court of Appeal rejected a bid by the Attorney General to increase the prison sentences of her husband’s killers. Henry Long, 19, was jailed in July for 16 years and 18-year-olds Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers were handed 13 years in custody over the manslaughter of the Thames Valley Police traffic officer. Pc Harper, 28, was caught in a strap attached to the back of a car driven by Long and dragged to his death down a winding country road as the trio fled the scene of a quad bike theft in Berkshire on the night of August 15 2019. Long - the leader of the group - admitted manslaughter, while passengers Cole and Bowers were convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey.

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