Prosecutors get files on 23 Hillsborough disaster suspects

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Hillsborough investigators have passed files relating to 23 suspects to the Crown Prosecution Service, a spokesman for the two criminal investigations into the disaster has said. The inquiries into the tragedy, which happened at the FA Cup semi-final on April … Continue reading

South Yorkshire police chief tried to ‘spread blame’ for Hillsborough says QC

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Material from the Hillsborough inquests suggests that South Yorkshire Police was trying to “spread the blame” during the long-running hearings into the deaths of 96 football fans, according to a review by a leading QC. Independent barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC … Continue reading

Claims Hillsborough witness evidence was ‘falsified’ by SYP officers under investigation

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Allegations that South Yorkshire Police officers ‘falsified’ witness evidence about the Hillsborough disaster are under investigation. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has announced it is investigating a complaint from a group of Liverpool supporters which contains ‘several allegations’ about police … Continue reading

Probe into claims frontline Hillsborough police neglected injured fans and assaulted supporters

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Claims that some frontline police officers at Hillsborough failed to assist injured fans, and swore at and assaulted supporters, are under investigation.Investigators with Operation Resolve, the criminal probe into the events of the Hillsborough disaster, are investigating more than 30 … Continue reading

Hillsborough families make IPCC complaint about suspended police chief David Crompton

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Hillsborough families make IPCC complaint about suspended police chief David Crompton Twenty-two families of Hillsborough disaster victims have complained to the IPCC about suspended South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton. The Independent Police Complaints Commission are now liaising with … Continue reading

Tom Richmond: The Thatcher years. Time for truth over Hillsborough and Orgreave

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FIRST ORGREAVE. Now Hillsborough. Was the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and South Yorkshire Police so close that it continues – three decades later – to compromise the integrity of British policing? This appears so. Judging by the then PM’s handwritten … Continue reading

Pressure for public inquiry into Battle of Orgreave mounting

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Pressure for public inquiry into Battle of Orgreave mounting Links between individuals involved in police investigations into the Battle of Orgreave and the Hillsborough disaster strengthen the case for a public inquiry, campaigners have said. The Hillsborough inquests revealed how solicitor … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police: Orgreave and Hillsborough officers linked

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South Yorkshire Police: Orgreave and Hillsborough officers linked Senior officers and a solicitor who were involved in the South Yorkshire Police response to Hillsborough and the so-called Battle of Orgreave can be named for the first time. Peter Metcalf was … Continue reading