Pentonville Road motorcycle crash: Man admits carrying three knives after police chase

Convicted: Harry Schick. Picture: Met Police

Convicted: Harry Schick. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A man has been convicted of possessing three knives after failing to stop for police in Pentonville Road last week.

Harry Schick, 24, of Kensington, was observed by cops riding his Honda motorcycle on Wednesday. On seeing the officers, he rode off at speed, passed through several red lights before colliding with a vehicle near the road’s junction with Hermes Street.

Schick ran off into Cynthia Street where he was detained by police, with the assistance of a member of the public, after a short foot chase. He was found to be in possession of a lock knife and two large knives.

Schick appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to possessing a lock knife and two other knives, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and failing to stop for an officer.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing at Blackfriars Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.

Police Sgt Tony McGovern, from the anti-moped crime programme Operation Venice, said: “I am proud of the actions of the first responders to this incident and the support shown by the member of the public.

“We will continue to pursue those involved in moped enabled crime, who pose a risk to themselves and our communities.

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“London has been subject to an increase in knife and moped enabled crime, but with new tactics and increased police presence on the streets, we will maintain our stance in tackling this issue and those responsible.”

Det Cons Colin Anderson said: “Schick displayed a sheer lack of consideration for his own safety and that of the public. The end result could have been very different.

“We will continue to tackle this problem and ensure that offenders are brought to justice for their actions.”