Hundreds set to march through Islington in Henry Hicks’ name
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Demonstration will follow Arsenal v Liverpool match on Easter Saturday
Hundreds of people are set to march through the streets of Islington in honour of dead teenager Henry Hicks on Saturday.
The event, organised by Henry’s family, is set to start at 2.30pm outside their home in Liverpool Road, before passing through the borough on the way to Islington police Station, in Tolpuddle Street.
It’s timed to take place just after Arsenal’s crunch match with Liverpool, which kicks off at the Emirates at 12.45pm.
At the game, tens of thousands of Gooners are expected to belt out “justice for young Henry Hicks”, to the tune of the club’s One Nil To The Arsenal chant during the 18th minute.
Much-loved Henry, of Liverpool Road, Islington, was just 18 when he died in a fatal crash in December while being followed by police.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating, but the Hicks family have launched a petition calling for justice, which has so far gathered nearly 18,000 signatures.
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A message on the Justice for henry Twitter page today read: ”Two more days until we march for justice for our lovely Henry.”
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, whose Twitter account has more than 20,000 followers, posted: “We ask all fans to please chant ‘Justice, for young Henry Hicks’ to the tune of 1-0 to The Arsenal.
“To find out more about the tragic loss of this young Arsenal fans life and his family’s fight for justice, take a look at www.henryhicksfoundation.org”
Prior to his death last year, Henry was being followed by a police car, thought to have had its blue lights flashing, when his black Vespa scooter hit a parked car on Wheelwright Street and went into the path of an oncoming Saab.
The Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) has been investigating, and has served the four officers involved with gross misconduct notices – although these do not imply guilt.
The family say they want “justice for our lovely boy” and have set up a charity in his memory to help other bereaved families.
Photos on the Justice for Henry Hicks Instagram page, which has more than 8,300 followers, show comedian Russell Brand and Madness front man Suggs sporting campaign badges.