Three teenagers convicted of killing PC Andrew Harper – BBC News

Three teenagers have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper, who died in Berkshire last year, after being dragged for a mile along a country road by a car.

The officer, who’d been investigating an attempted robbery, had married his childhood sweetheart just four weeks earlier.

Today she spoke of her disappointment that the three accused were acquitted of murder.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Helena Wilkinson.

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  1. If these individuals had committed this horrific crime prior to the abolition of capital punishment in 1965 and had been found guilty of murder they would have been sentenced to death. The Homicide Act of 1957 prescribed hanging for the murder of a police officer or prison officer and these monsters would have been old enough to be executed. I wonder how they would have reacted if the judge had donned the black cap and sentenced the three of them to “suffer death in the manner authorised by law”. I’m sure there would have been no hugging then!!! More likely they would have wet themselves in fear!!! That would have been real justice!!

  2. These murders show no remorse ~ high time the UK reinstates the death penalty ~ an eye for an eye ~ a tooth for a tooth ~

  3. Honestly, judicial system now works for criminals, murderers, rapists, drunk drivers, etc… Sentences are getting lower and lower, soon there are going to be suspended sentences for all of the crimes committed… Wonder what would happen if that was Judge’s relative, I guess sentence would be much harsher… how can we feel safe in this country when those people are getting light sentences, it only encourages people to commit crimes, those guys should be dragged for a mile and the shot on the spot to make an example out of them. Instead sentences getting harsher, these are getting more “laughable” each year.

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