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Met Police cleared over death of teen 'dealer' Henry Hicks

Four Met Police officers have been cleared of gross misconduct following the death of 18-year-old Henry Hicks who died after he failed to stop his moped in Islington, north London in December 2014. 

The teenager was being followed by two unmarked police cars when he lost control of his bike and ploughed into a coming the other way.

Officers provided first aid at the scene but he died a short time later in hospital. 

Henry Hicks, 18, died after the moped he was riding hit a parked car and careered into another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Two unmarked police cars were following him at the time, although a disciplinary panel ruled the officers were not 'in pursuit' at the time

Henry Hicks was carrying seven bags of cannabis at the time of his death and several mobile phones

Henry Hicks, 18, died after the moped he was riding hit a parked car and careered into another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Two unmarked police cars were following him at the time, although a disciplinary panel ruled the officers were not 'in pursuit' at the time

A disciplinary panel has cleared four Metropolitan Police officers of gross misconduct following an investigation into their actions in the moments before Hicks' fatal crash 

A disciplinary panel has cleared four Metropolitan Police officers of gross misconduct following an investigation into their actions in the moments before Hicks' fatal crash 

The teenager, who had been described as a talented footballer was carrying several bags of cannabis at the time of his death.  

A disciplinary panel said the officers, who were given anonymity during the inquest into the teenager's death - were investigated over claims they had breached professional behaviour standards. 

However, this afternoon, the panel, led by an independent chair, announced that all four officers had been cleared.

The panel said that none of the officers had breached professional standards or had been engaged in pursuing the teenager. 

Deputy

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