Update on the IPCC investigation following the death of Henry Hicks
The IPCC investigation into events surrounding the death of Henry Hicks remains ongoing.
IPCC investigators have now reviewed CCTV footage, including from cameras located in Wheelwright Street, Islington, where the fatal incident occurred. There has also been expert examination of both Henry’s Vespa scooter and police vehicles, and we have taken statements from independent witnesses who were at the scene.
The IPCC is able to confirm at this stage, and based on the evidence reviewed, that Henry collided with a stationary Ford Galaxy belonging to a member of the public before coming off his scooter which then came to rest in the path of a Saab 9-3 also belonging to a member of the public. The CCTV shows that no police vehicle hit Henry or his scooter.
However, the IPCC will continue to robustly investigate all the actions of the police leading up to the tragic events on Wheelwright Street.
IPCC investigators have updated Henry’s family on these developments and the IPCC commissioner has met with community and youth representatives to update them on the scope of the investigation and listen to their concerns about the events leading up to Henry’s death.
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