PC Andrew Harper’s killers could have their jail terms increased after their convictions were referred to the Attorney General over claims they are too lenient.
Henry Long, 19, and 18-year-olds Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday for manslaughter.
PC Harper, a 28-year-old newlywed who was a traffic officer for Thames Valley Police, died horrifically on August 15 last year.
He had tried to stop the trio fleeing after they stole a quadbike in Stanford Dingley, Berkshire.
But his ankle got caught in a crane strap dangling from the back of a Seat Toledo driven by Long, and he was dragged to his death.
Long was sentenced to 16 years, while Cole and Bowers were each handed 13-year terms.
The Attorney General’s Office today confirmed they have been asked to consider if the jail terms handed down are too lenient.
A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said: ‘The Attorney General’s thoughts are with the family and friends of PC Andrew Harper at this difficult time.
‘I can confirm that we have received a request for the cases of Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole to be considered under the unduly lenient sentence scheme.
‘The Law Officers have 28 days from sentencing to consider the case.’