Hillsborough: IPCC to investigate South Yorkshire Police ‘spin’ claims

Hillsborough: IPCC to investigate South Yorkshire Police ‘spin’ claims

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a former South Yorkshire Police press officer claimed she was asked to “spin” news during the Hillsborough inquests.

Hayley Court claimed she was asked to encourage the media to report evidence favourable to the police, including that fans were partly to blame.

She said she was told to “get the media together and tell them what to write”.

The force has said Ms Court’s claims were “not substantiated”.

‘Wholly unethical’

A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission said: “Following an assessment of the available evidence, the IPCC has decided to conduct an independent investigation into this matter.”

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-36282471

1 thought on “Hillsborough: IPCC to investigate South Yorkshire Police ‘spin’ claims

  1. Aren’t we all fed up to the teeth with having to continually read aabout this corrupt and incompetent force ?
    For God sake, Teressa May, stop pussy-footing around and disband it – call it an amalgamation , anything you like, but GET RID OF IT.

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