TWO police officers have been cleared of gross misconduct after a young father-of-two died.

Aston McLean Williams, from Reading, was hit by a car being driven Thames Valley Police officers when they were called to reports of a burglary on Eastern Avenue in August 2014.

Two officers, known only as PC "N" and PC "P", faced allegations of misconduct at a hearing held in Oxford throughout the week.

The report accused PC "N" of using a police patrol car he was driving as a "moving barrier" which struck father-of-two Mr Williams and PC "P".

Meanwhile, PC "P" was accused of chasing 28-year-old Williams and using pepper spray on him while he was in the middle of Wokingham Road, Reading.

Both PC "P" and PC "N" were cleared of the charges of gross misconduct.

The death was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) one week after the crash.

IPCC recommended the two officers face gross misconduct hearings and they were tried seperately.

The report reads: "You (PC "N") drove the vehicle in very close proximity to a fellow police officer, PC ‘P’, and a member of the public known as Aston Williams.

"You drove the vehicle in such a way that you collided or made contact with both PC ‘P’ and Mr Williams.

"You were using or purporting to use the vehicle as a “moving barrier” which was manifestly unsafe as it exposed both the officer and Mr Williams to the risk of injury.

"During the pursuit you (PC "P") discharged incapacitant spray in the direction of Mr Williams while he was in the middle of the carriageway."

Mr Williams jumped down from a roof and was chased on Wokingham Road by several officers.

Eight months after the death Janet Williams was still campaigning to have her son's body released so they could hold his funeral.

Deputy chief constable John Campbell, said: “After careful consideration of all of the evidence the panel cleared both officers of gross misconduct.

“While the panel found the case against the officers not proven, we will consider any learning which has resulted to ensure we offer the best possible service to the communities we serve.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the deceased man Aston McLean Williams and everyone who has been affected by this tragic event.”