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Pc Andrew Harper: Man, 20, winks from the dock as he appears in court charged with murdering police officer

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A 20-year-old man accused of killing Pc Andrew Harper will deny “any involvement in the horrific murder”, a court heard today

Mr Harper was killed last Thursday evening in the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire while responding to reports of a burglary.

The 28-year-old newlywed died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle and possibly hit by a police car.

Foster, 20, was charged with murder on Monday evening. 

He is further charged with the theft of a quad bike.

The Thames Valley police officer with his wife Lissie at the couple’s wedding just four weeks ago (Mark Lord via AP)

Foster appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court this morning. His lawyer Rob Jacques indicated that he intended to deny all the charges. 

He was remanded in custody to appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow. 

It came after investigators at Thames Valley Police were granted an extra 24 hours to question 10 suspects, who were arrested within an hour of the incident at a nearby caravan park.

A police officer lays flowers at the scene (EPA)

The youngest was just 13 years old, while the oldest was 30.

The remaining nine have been bailed until September 13.

The couple on their wedding day (PA)

On Monday evening, the victim’s wife Lissie Harper paid tribute to her husband, describing him as “the kindest, loveliest, most selfless” person.

She wrote: “There is not enough paper in the world to even begin to write a tribute for you, but no one deserves it more.”

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