Person    | Male  Born 9/2/1996  Died 19/12/2014

Henry Hicks

Categories: Tragedy

From the Islington Gazette: "Henry Hicks, 18, died of head injuries when his moped crashed in Wheelwright Street, next to Pentonville Prison off Caledonian Road, on December 19, 2014. In June 2016 an inquest jury found Henry was fleeing two officers in unmarked cars travelling at speeds of more than 50mph when he came off his bike. But in June 2017 a panel cleared four Met officers of gross misconduct, ruling they were not technically in a police pursuit at the time. At the time of the death Henry was being followed by police officers who suspected him of dealing drugs.After the crash Henry was found to be carrying seven bags of skunk cannabis and multiple phones. Four police officers who were following Henry before the crash in Wheelwright Street were cleared of misconduct in 2017. 

"Henry Hicks had grown up in Islington and was on a carpentry apprenticeship when he died.  Henry had been stopped and searched by officers 89 times in the previous three years - but never faced any criminal charges, his inquest later heard. For the first time since Henry's death the Met has issued the family with a written apology for the "excessive" and unlawful use of stop and search against him. The family also received an undisclosed sum of compensation from the Met."

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