Hillsborough hearing

Families of 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster are attending the final preliminary hearing ahead of fresh inquests next year.

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Police describe attempts to revive Hillsborough victim

Credit: Hillsborough Inquest

A jury's heard how police tried to revive a teenage victim of the Hillsborough disaster in the hope of getting a response.

Jill Brooke, a PC in 1989, tried to help a colleague giving artificial respiration to Colin Wafer on the pitch but somebody announced he was dead.

We are not medical people so we have to keep working as long as we can in the hope that we are going to get some response.

– Jill Brooke

Mrs Brooke said the 19 year old bank clerk did not appear to show any signs of life during her time with him.

The inquest into his death heard that Colin had gone to the match alone on a coach from Liverpool. His body was identified by his brother in the early hours of the following morning.


Hillsborough: more police changed statements

Donna Miller holding a photo of brother Paul Carlile who died at Hillsborough Credit: ITV News

The Hillsborough Preliminary hearing has revealed more police statements from the stadium disaster had been changed than previously thought.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation show 238 police statements have been altered, originally it was thought to have been 164.

220 of those officers are still alive, 132 of those officers have been invited for interview.

The IPCC are investigating allegations of a potential cover-up by the West Midlands Police during their investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster.

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