The 3 evil killers of PC Andrew Harper have had their sentences referred to the Court of Appeal after the attorney general considered them to be “unduly lenient”.
Suella Braverman QC said attacks against emergency workers should be “punished with the greatest severity”.
PC Harper, 28, suffered catastrophic injuries when he was dragged behind a getaway car in Berkshire in August 2019.
Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole were convicted of manslaughter with Long sentenced to 16 years and Bowers and Cole 13 years. The 3 evil killers had a long list of previous convictions and the sentences sparked an outcry amongst the public and members of PC Harper’s family.
PC Harper’s widow Lissie said the attorney general’s decision was “great news” and thanked the public for their “continued and unstinting support” for her campaign.
“The sentences for Andrew’s killers did not match their heinous crime,” she said.
“It was not justice and it needs to be addressed. Police officers need to be properly protected by the judicial system.”
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