Henry Hicks: Sister Claudia vows to carry on fighting for ‘accountability’

Claudia Hicks, pictured at the Islington Police Station march in April 2015, said she is "beyond dis

Claudia Hicks, pictured at the Islington Police Station march in April 2015, said she is "beyond disappointed" over the ruling that four officers weren't engaged in a pursuit of her brother Henry. Picture: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

The sister of Henry Hicks has said she is “beyond disappointed” with a ruling which exonerated four police officers over his death – and has promised to carry on fighting for “accountability”.

Claudia Hicks in front of the Wheelwright Street mural of her brother, Henry Hicks. Picture: David L

Claudia Hicks in front of the Wheelwright Street mural of her brother, Henry Hicks. Picture: David Lear - Credit: Archant

As reported in the Gazette on Friday, a Met misconduct panel ruled the four cops – in two cars – weren’t pursuing the teenager before he crashed and died in Wheelwright Street in December 2014.

His death sparked a huge “justice for Henry Hicks” campaign, including a march on Islington Police Station in April 2015.

In a statement released through the Inquest charity, Mr Hicks’s sister Claudia said: “We are beyond disappointed by this ruling.

“We don’t understand how the panel can have reached a different conclusion to that of the inquest jury [in June last year]. We won’t stop fighting for accountability for Henry’s death.


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“We miss him every day.”

The four officers were granted anonymity. A Met spokesman said they all “remain on restricted duties”, and that “following the outcome of the hearing, their status will be reviewed”.

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