The Crown Prosecution Service will not bring charges against two further suspects referred by the IPCC following an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster, it has announced.
The police watchdog had submitted files relating to a South Yorkshire Police mounted officer and a farrier contracted to work for the force, following allegations about falsified evidence relating to a police horse being injured outside the stadium.
Six men, including match commander David Duckenfield, are already facing prosecution for alleged offences related to the 1989 disaster and its aftermath.
The CPS said families of the 96 victims of the disaster had been informed of the decision not to authorise charges this week.
It said the mounted officer had been seen on camera before the FA Cup semi-final lashing out towards fans, who he later claimed were burning his horse with cigarettes.
The farrier, who was a friend of the officer, also described the injuries sustained by the horse.
It was alleged that the accounts were false and given to protect the officer from disciplinary action.
The CPS said the evidential threshold for a charge of perverting the course of justice had been met in relation to the farrier, but it was concluded that it was not in the public interest to charge him.
The prosecutor said the evidential threshold had not been met in relation to the officer.
- Read the CPS statement here:
IPCC Deputy Chair Rachel Cerfontyne said: