Henry Hicks: Inquest into Islington teen’s moped death set to begin

Henry Hicks' memorial in Islington (Picture: Dieter Parry)

Henry Hicks' memorial in Islington (Picture: Dieter Parry) - Credit: Archant

Jurors will begin hearing evidence today at the inquest into the death of Henry Hicks at St Pancras Coroner’s Court.

The four police officers involved in 18-year-old Henry’s death are due to give evidence over the next two and a half weeks, with journalists banned from the court due to the high turnout expected.

Details of the inquest were revealed last month at a heated public meeting with Met police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, with the Hicks family demanding answers about Henry’s death from the police chief.

Henry was killed when his scooter crashed into other vehicles in Wheelwright Street, near Pentonville Prison, following a police chase on December 19, 2014.

The inquest is due to last for 17 days, reaching its conclusion on June 30.