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Hull city coach attacked after Liverpool game

Police are investigating after Hull City fans were injured after a supporters' coach was attacked in Liverpool yesterday.

Officers were called to Townsend Avenue, a mile from Anfield, after the game at around 5.35pm.

The coach was reportedly driving as its windows were smashed. A number of Hull City fans were on board at the time of the incident, who although shaken were largely uninjured. One man has reported suffering back pain as a result of the incident.

Officers are now examining CCTV and speaking with the coach company and witnesses from the area to trace those responsible.

"We work closely with both clubs and the local authority at football matches so they can be enjoyed safely by all. I'm sure Liverpool residents would agree that it's disappointing to hear that visitors to our city have had this experience.

"This incident will be thoroughly investigated and CCTV from the area is being sought. I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Supt Chris Markey, match commander

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Hillborough joy for campaigners

Hillsborough disaster tributes
Hillsborough disaster tributes Credit: ITV Granada

Hillsborough camapigners have welcomed the announcement of a pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 96 victims.

The Judicial Office said it would be held in London on April 25 - probably with a live video link to Liverpool.

96 Liverpool fans died in the 1989 tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium.

The original inquest verdicts were quashed last year after a report revealed a cover-up. Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed coroner for the new hearings.

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