Home Secretary Theresa May said it was "absolutely clear" that anyone who broke the law in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy should be prosecuted. Click here to read more.
Lawyers acting on behalf of families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster will write to the Attorney General demanding that new inquests be held.
The Hillsborough Families Support Group (HFSG) met at Anfield on Sunday to discuss the next step in its campaign for justice for the 96 victims of the 1989 disaster. Relatives of the Hillsborough victims are demanding that any new inquests - be held in Liverpool not Sheffield.
The families of the Hillsborough victims say the inquest verdicts should be overturned. The Hillsborough Families Support Group met today for the first time since an independent panel found a cover up after the tragedy tried to shift blame from the police to the fans themselves.
Relatives of the Hillsborough victims have met in Liverpool for the first time since the publication of a damning report which said there'd been a cover up after the tragedy in which 96 fans died to try to shift blame from the police to the fans themselves. Trevor Hicks lost two daughters.
West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison has issued this statement after a complaint against him regarding the Hillsborough disaster was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
– Sir Norman Bettison, West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable
I welcome this step. I spoke with the Chief Executive of the Police Authority this morning and told him I would be pleased to see the Authority take this action. It is time this moved into a more formal and legal enquiry, where it can be considered, analysed and fully assessed.
At a meeting today of West Yorkshire Police Authority’s Special Committee, its members agreed to record a complaint against the Chief Constable, Sir Norman Bettison, and immediately referred it to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation.
– Richard Baldwin, Chair of the Special Committee
"A number of factors led to the Committee taking the decision to refer the complaint to the IPCC, including the gravity of the subject matter, the wholly exceptional circumstances and a pressing need to maintain public confidence in both policing governance and the police complaints system.
“It is important that the facts are fully established and evidence considered from other sources before any further decisions are taken. The IPCC, as an independent body with a statutory duty to uphold the police complaints system, is best placed to conduct such investigations.”
Sir Norman was an off-duty South Yorkshire Police inspector when he attended the game and was involved in an internal inquiry held by the force in its aftermath. On Thursday he denied any wrongdoing but sparked fury with his comments, which led to calls for him to resign.
Documents outlining the police's role in covering up the Hillsborough disaster were handed to the Crown Prosecution Service 14-years-ago, it was claimed today by a national newspaper. Click here to read more.