'I'll be out one day': Sick boast of one of PC Andrew Harper's killersJuly 25, 2020
‘I’ll be out one day’: Sick boast of one of PC Andrew Harper’s killers as the police officer’s family grieve over his tragic death
- One of PC Andrew Harper’s killers sent letters from his cell saying he was bored
- Albert Bowers wrote birthday cards to his mother saying ‘I’ll be out one day’
- His mother Donna, has since posted her 18-year-old son’s notes on Facebook
- Harper’s family launched a petition to overturn the manslaughter convictions
One of the killers of PC Andrew Harper sent letters from behind bars saying he was bored and boasting that ‘I’ll be out one day’.
The family of the police officer have slammed Albert Bowers, 18, for letters he wrote from his cell, complaining about missing family celebrations.
It was revealed that Bowers sent birthday and Mother’s Day messages to his mother Donna moaning about being bored, the Mirror reported.
Albert Bowers, 18, sent letters to his mother from his cell complaining that he was bored and boasted that ‘I’ll be out one day’. He was convicted with the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper
Albert Bowers, Henry Long, 19, and Jessie Cole, 18, were convicted of the manslaughter of Andrew Harper, but cleared of murder, after the police officer was dragged to his death behind their car.
While awaiting trial, Bowers sent celebration cards home to his mother Donna, who then shared the letters on Facebook.
Beside two hand-drawn pictures of golfers, 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.’
Bowers also sent a birthday card to his father, joking about the pubs reopening, and a £5 shopping voucher to his mother in March.
While awaiting trial, Albert Bowers had sent celebration notes home to his mother Donna, who has since shared the letters (above) on Facebook
Albert Bowers, Henry Long (left), 19, and Jessie Cole (centre), 18, were convicted of the manslaughter of Andrew Harper, but cleared of murder, after the police officer was dragged to his death behind their car
Bowers wished Donna a ‘Happy Mothers Day to the best mum I could wish for’ and said that he could not ‘wait to be back home with you’.
This comes after PC Harper’s family launched a petition to overturn the manslaughter convictions of three teenagers.
PC Harper’s mother Deborah Adlam, who has launched the petition, said: ‘We are utterly ashamed of what has happened in this case. This is not justice for Andrew.
‘I do not for one second believe manslaughter is good enough for Andrew’s killers.’
The family of the police officer have also claimed that some members of the jury were got at.
The jury members were given extra protection police fears of intimidation by friends of the accused.
Sir Paul Stephenson, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said he had deep concern about the manslaughter verdicts.
The sentences left PC Harper’s widow, Lissie, ‘immensely disappointed’ and sparked fury from his friends and colleagues.
PC Harper’s grandfather Cyril Shrimpton, 84, expressed his heartbreak at never being able to get ‘a card or phone call’ from his grandson ever again, saying it was his family who were ‘left with the life sentence’.
The family of PC Andrew Harper (pictured) have launched a petition to overturn the manslaughter convictions of three teenagers, who were cleared of murder
The manslaughter sentences left PC Harper’s widow, Lissie Harper (pictured), ‘immensely disappointed’ and sparked fury from his friends and colleagues
PC Harper, 28, had tried to stop the thieves stealing a quad bike and his ankles were lassoed by the trailing loading strap as the teenagers tried to escape in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, in August last year.
For more than a mile the Thames Valley Police officer was towed helplessly behind the Seat Toledo by his feet as the car reached speeds of up to 60mph.
Driver Long, 19, swerved violently to try and release the stricken officer, who had married his wife Lissie, 29, just four weeks before his death.
Long and his two friends Bowers and Cole, both 18, were all accused of murder but convicted only of manslaughter and were seen joyfully embracing each other via a videolink from HMP Belmarsh in London.
The trio smirked and laughed as the court heard how PC Harper was swung ‘like a pendulum’ to his agonising death near Reading in Berkshire.
Violent career thief Long even said he ‘didn’t give a f***’ when he was charged.
Long, of Mortimer, Reading, 19, had earlier admitted manslaughter but was cleared of murder.
Bowers, also of Mortimer, and Cole, of Bramley, Hampshire, were cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.
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