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No case to answer for two former police officers over Hillsborough disaster

A fan lays tributes at the Leppings Lane End at Hillsborough Credit: PA

Two former police officers who were being investigated over their roles in their conduct in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster will not face charges.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct looked into the actions of the now retired officers in relation to the criminal investigation by West Midlands Police following the 1989 disaster.

They were suspected of perverting justice and misconduct in public office by failing to investigate the cause of the disaster properly and submitting a misleading or incomplete file to the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1990.

But the Crown Prosecution Service said there wasn't enough evidence to take action.

In a letter to the families of the 96 victims of Hillsborough, Sue Hemming, the head of special crime and counter terrorism at the CPS, said: “I appreciate that my decision will be disappointing to you, but I would like to reassure you that in reaching this conclusion, we have spent a significant amount of time reviewing and considering the evidence that was submitted to us."

Six men are due to stand trial for offences linked to the disaster and its aftermath.