Hillsborough officers cash plea refused by South Yorkshire PCC

Hillsborough officers cash plea refused by South Yorkshire PCC

Two former police officers charged in connection with the Hillsborough disaster will not receive financial aid from South Yorkshire Police.

Former Ch Supt Donald Denton and former Det Ch Insp Alan Foster are charged with perverting the course of justice.

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said he had considered their application for public funds for legal fees but refused them.

Dr Alan Billings said the reasons for his refusal had been given to them.

He added he would not be publishing his reasons for turning the application down as he was “concerned to avoid the risk that any part of his reasoning could be misconstrued as any form of comment by him on the on-going criminal proceedings.”

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42789832