IPCC to launch appeal for Hillsborough witnesses

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will today launch a fresh appeal for witnesses as part of its investigation into the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

96 people died at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on 15 April 1989 during a FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest .

West Midlands Police have been the subject of sustained criticism from victims families and campaigners since the event. There are currently three on-going investigations into the event.

The IPCC are investigating allegations of a police cover-up and are looking for witnesses as part of their investigation.

Fans try to get away from the crush of the crowd as they pour into the ground on the day of the Hillsborough disaster Credit: Ross Kinnaird/EMPICS Sport