Mum says ‘I feel like I’ve won the lottery’ as son’s murder charge over PC Andrew Harper’s death is dropped

Mum says ‘I feel like I’ve won the lottery’ as son’s murder charge over PC Andrew Harper’s death is dropped

- in Usa News
66
0

THE mum of a man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper feels like she’s “won the lottery” after the charges against him were dropped.

Jed Foster, 20, is due to walk free after prosecutors dropped the murder charge and a second offence of theft against him yesterday.

PC Andrew Harper was allegedly dragged to his death while responding to a burglary
PA:Press Association
Jed Foster's mum Joelene Hannington wrote her son would have never committed such a 'horrific' act - pictured here arriving at Reading Magistrates' Court today
Joelene Hannington has spoken out now her son Jed Foster, not pictured, has been cleared of murder
PA:Press Association

PC Harper was allegedly dragged to his death by a burglary getaway van in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on August 15.

Foster’s mum Joelene Hannington today posted about the decision on Facebook alongside a picture of a Superman teddy bear she took to court with her to support her son.

She wrote: “I feel like I’ve won the lottery, my baby is coming home. I can’t thank you at once for you messages and support. Can’t wait hug you so tight jedders.”

It comes after Foster’s sister Cheyanne also threw her support behind him, previously writing: “We will not give in until we have fought this injustice! You are not alone and we will not be silenced!!!

“And to anyone that has any information please come forward he is innocent and there is missing information! And just because someone has been charged it does not make them guilty.”

COP DEATH

She later added: “I will not give up on you. I will not stop until they have charged and found the right people guilty.

“Hold it out bubba we will bring you home if it’s the last thing I do!”

PC Harper, 28, who had just married his sweetheart Lissie, was killed at a road junction with the A4 days before he was due to go on honeymoon to Australia.

He was the first policeman to be killed since PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death during the Westminster terror attack in 2017.

PC Harper, who joined the force as a special constable in 2010, worked for the Roads Policing Proactive Unit.

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES

Following her husband’s death Lissie shared a heartbreaking tribute to him, calling him “my darling boy”.

She wrote: “Anyone who was lucky enough to meet you, whether they knew you as Andrew, Andy, Uncle Mann, Harps or PC Harper…to everyone you are a hero.

“You had the best sense of humour and never took life too seriously. You treasured every moment and always had a smile on your face.”

Three teenagers have been charged over his murder and appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court yesterday where they were remanded in custody.


Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-olds who cannot be identified, were also accused of conspiracy to steal a quad bike.

Thomas King, 21, has also been charged with conspiracy to steal a quad bike and has been released on conditional bail.

The charges came a day after 100 officers were involved in a series of police raids.

The hero cop, who died on duty in Sulhmastead, Berkshire, was killed days before he was due to go on honeymoon
PA:Press Association
Wife Lissie shared a hreatbreaking tribute to her husband, saying she would love him forever
Wife Lissie shared a heartbreaking tribute to her husband, saying she would love him forever
PA:Press Association
Cops lay out tributes for their colleague
Cops lay out tributes for PC Harper after his death last month
PA:Press Association

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You may also like

Christmas post chaos feared as Royal Mail staff vote to strike over festive season

POSTIES have voted to bring havoc to Christmas