South Yorkshire Police set aside £11m

South Yorkshire Police set aside £11m for potential Rotherham scandal and Hillsborough Disaster compensation

South Yorkshire Police has set aside £11m for potential compensation payouts relating to the Rotherham grooming scandal and the Hillsborough Disaster.

Details were revealed at a meeting of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel at Rotherham Town Hall.

A report to the meeting by chief finance officer Allan Rainford said of the force’s current £23m total reserves, £11m has been put aside for an ‘insurance reserve’ which ‘will be needed to support any future compensation payments’.

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