PC Harper’s laughing killers brag in letter ‘we’ll be out one day’ whilst widow mourns
One of the killers even moaned about being ‘bored’ behind bars.
The revelations come in a letter sent home from prison by one of the killers, Albert Bowers.
Bowers, 18, along with 19-year-old Henry Long and Jessie Cole, also 18, were charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper.
Instead, Bowers and co-defendant Cole were found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Long, who was the driver of the vehicle which killed PC Harper, had already pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Andrew Harper had only been married for four weeks and was due to go on his honeymoon with wife Lissie, when he caught the trio in the process of trying to steal and tow a quad bike in Berkshire, England last August.
As the Seat car sped away, PC Harper’s foot got caught in the towing straps and he was dragged down the street.
His colleagues had to watch in distress as they chased after him in their patrol cars.
The force and trauma were so severe to PC Harper that it tore the clothes from his body.
The three teenagers, who have links to the traveling community, caused national uproar as they were pictured laughing and poking their tongues out in glee towards the press as they were led from the Old Bailey back to prison after being found ‘not guilty’ of PC Harper’s murder.
Whilst PC Harper’s widow Lissie mourns the loss of her beloved hero husband, Bowers has written home saying how bored he is in prison.
In a semi-literate letter sent home to his mother, Bowers said: “Mum I know it ain’t a birthday card but I had to send you…
“I know it probley wont the best birthday but I’ll be out one day and we will have a better day wont we.
“Hope you had the best day you could of had.
“I pot two golf piks in that I done while I’ve been sat in me room bored. Love you mum xxxx.”
And in a card addressed to his sister, he whinged: “I wish I was out with ya.”
PC Harper’s widow wept when their ‘not guilty’ verdict was given as the trio hugged in the dock and their families rallied and shouted in delight.
Speaking outside the Old Bailey, she told reporters: “I honestly thought I would be addressing you after a very different verdict.
“I had planned to talk of the beautiful future Andrew and I had before us, I expected my words to be so very different and in all honesty I am for the second time in the space of one year utterly shocked and appalled.
“The decisions made in the these courts by strangers will never change the outcome that had already come to pass. For many, many agonising months we have hoped that justice would come in some way for Andrew.
“We have put our faith in the justice system and all who work within it.”We have waited with baited breath and heavy hearts as the dedicated prosecution barristers and investigation team of Thames Valley Police officers have worked tirelessly and who we thank sincerely for all they have done, as they stood in our corner and fought to make sure these men were made to repent for their barbaric crimes.
“No verdict or sentence will ever bring my incredible, selfless and heroic husband back.”