A MAN has been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper who died while investigating a burglarly in West Berkshire. 

Twenty-year-old Jed Foster will appear at Reading Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning. Police said he has also been charged with stealing a quad bike in connection to the inicident. 

Nine other suspects aged between 13 and 30 have been released on bail until Friday, September 13.

Chief crown prosecutor Jaswant Narwal, said: “Following the death of PC Harper in Berkshire, the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Jed Foster, 20, with murder and the theft of a quad bike.

“We will offer to meet with PC Harper’s family to explain the basis of the decision we have made following a lengthy review of the evidence available.”

“May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Foster are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

Foster will appear at Reading Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning. 

More than £140,000 has been raised for PC Harper's family since he died last week. 

The newlywed officer, who got married a month ago, has been described by friends and colleages as "a great officer, a great man and a great friend." 

The appeal was set up by Thames Valley Police Federation to support PC Harper’s widow.

It reads: "We confront danger on a daily basis. We know there is a risk when we put on the uniform but we do so as we are proud to protect the public.

"Sadly on very rare and horrendous occasions a colleague makes the ultimate sacrifice. We will ensure that heroism is never forgotten."

A number of floral tributes have been left at the scene at the junction of Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill over the weekend.

Donations can be made by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pc-andrew-harper