16 Oct 2017

Family barred from police misconduct hearing

The family of a teenager who died when his moped crashed during a police chase has been barred from the gross misconduct hearing into the officers’ alleged failure to follow guidelines. The parents and sister of Henry Hicks have been told they can only watch proceedings from an annex in order to safeguard the officers’ anonymity.

It’s the first time relatives have been refused direct access to a police disciplinary hearing since new laws compelled forces to hold them in public.