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The police watchdog has revealed it has discovered West Midlands Police documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it has recovered 'West Midlands Policy books that have never been seen by previous inquiries.'
In June this year, the Midlands force carried out detailed searches of its archives, following an independent report in 2012 which said it knew statements had been charged to protect senior officers in South Yorkshire from criticism.
The police watchdog has revealed that statements of 74 more officers at the Hillsborough stadium disaster "may have been amended."
After the incident in 1989, West Midlands Police was called in to investigate South Yorkshire Police.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission made the revelation as it provided an update on the setting up of its inquiry into the tragedy: