I welcome today's decision by the IPCC to look into the role of West Midlands Police following the tragedy at Hillsborough in 1989.
As Chief Constable I read the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report and immediately referred West Midlands Police to the IPCC.
Today, the IPCC have accepted that referral and West Midlands Police will give their full support to the IPCC investigation.
The police force criticised over Hillsborough claimed Nottingham Forest fans were urinating on police officers as they attempted to help.
The MP for Bassetlaw is calling for the removal of Sir Irvine Patnick's knighthood for his 'shameful' role in the Hillsborough scandal.
Details are emerging about the involvement of West Midlands Police in the cover up by emergency services after the Hillsborough disaster.