The man accused of murdering police constable Andrew Harper while he attended reports of burglary has denied any involvement within the murder.

Named Jed Foster aged 20 he has been charged in relation to the murder of Police Constable Andrew Harper aged 28 on Thursday evening in the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.

He has been charged with murder and the theft of a quad bike. He appeared in the dock wearing a tracksuit to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Foster who is from Pingewood in Burghfield near reading was charged and remanded in custody until Wednesday before he will appear at Reading Crown Court.

His Lawyer Rob Jacques spoke during the three-minute hearing saying “On behalf of him and his family, i want to say three things. He denies any involvement in the horrific murder of PC Harper.

“We urge the police to follow all lines of enquiry and for the public to come forward and co-operate.”

Pc Harper, a Thames Valley Police officer, died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle in the Berkshire village of Bradfield Southend at around 11.30pm on Thursday, August 15.

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