The widow of PC Andrew Harper has been left sickened at the £465,000 in legal aid received by his killers.
Lissie Harper, 29, said she was “horrified” at the amount spent on “defending the indefensible”.
PC Harper died when his ankles became caught in a strap trailing behind a vehicle in August 2019 and was dragged to his death.
Three men were acquitted of his murder, much to the disgust of the British public, and sentenced for manslaughter.
Mrs Harper, who had been married to her 28-year-old husband for just four weeks before he was killed, said:
“This just doesn’t seem right or fair.
Not only did we not get justice for Andrew, we now know the cost of that injustice.
I am sure the public – whose support for me has been unstinting – will be as horrified as I am to know how much money is going towards paying this trio’s escalating legal costs.”
Two of his killers last week lodged applications with the Court of Appeal seeking permission to challenge their convictions and their 13-year prison sentences.
They were jailed alongside another 19 year old who was given a 16-year prison sentence.
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