A MAN charged with murder after the death of a police officer has denied all involvement after appearing in court.

Jed Foster, 20, of Keepers Cottages, Pingewood, Burghfield, wore a grey tracksuit and "strongly denies" the charges of murdering PC Andrew Harper. 

Accompanied by two security guards and two officers, Foster appeared unshaven. 

Mr Foster's solicitor urged police to follow all lines of enquiry and for the public to come forward with any information. 

He is also accused of theft of a quad bike with unknown others.

His solicitor said his client “strongly” denied the allegations made against him. 

District Judge Lachhar said in front of a packed Magistrates’ Court, with more than 40 members of the press: "Mr Foster will have your day in court."

Foster has been remanded in custody until he appears at Reading Crown Court tomorrow, (August 21), at 9.30am.

Women sitting in the public bench could been seen weeping as Foster was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. 

Outside the court, Foster’s solicitor delivered a short statement. He was accompanied by a relative of Foster’s who clutched a teddybear. 

In the statement, the solicitor asked for privacy "at this difficult time" and that they would be making no further comment.

PC Andrew Harper was killed when responding to a burglary on Thursday evening in Berkshire.

His wife released a statement, calling him "a perfect husband".