Andrew Harper murder trial jurors taken to spot where PC died after being dragged by car for more than a mile

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MORE than a dozen cops stood guard in silence yesterday as jurors visited the spot where PC Andrew Harper died after being dragged by a car for more than a mile.

Blue silk posies were tied to street posts and a small circle of blue and white painted stones were on a verge in tribute.

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PC Andrew Harper died after being dragged by a car for more than a mile in 2019[/caption]

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Cops stand on guard as jurors visit the spot where he died[/caption]

One tribute to the officer said “when your heart stopped beating a part of me died”.

The 28-year-old was probing the theft of a £10,000 quad bike in Stanford Dingley, Berks, when he became entangled in a tow strap behind a Seat Toledo.

He was pulled along winding country roads for more than a mile at speeds of some 42mph before he became detached.

Jurors have previously heard how the officer’s clothes were ripped from his body as he was “swung side-to-side like a pendulum”.

His body had become dislodged by the time his colleague, PC Andrew Shaw, came across him “barely alive”.

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PC Harper was probing the theft of a £10,000 quad bike when he became entangled in a tow strap behind a Seat Toledo[/caption]

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The stolen quad bike was shown to jurors during the visit to the scene in Sulhamstead, Berkshire[/caption]

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Flowers lay at the site in tribute to PC Andrew Harper[/caption]


Today the silver Seat was positioned nose-to-nose with PC Harper’s dark grey police car in a reconstruction.

Driver Henry Long, 19, and passengers Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both 18, deny murder.

Long admits manslaughter. Their Old Bailey trial continues.

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Jurors boarded a coach to travel to Berkshire for a first-hand view of key locations in the trial[/caption]

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Henry Long, 19, Albert Bowers, 18, and Jessie Cole, 18, are appearing at the Old Bailey in London, where they are accused of murdering the policeman [/caption]

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