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Hillsborough docudrama on ITV this weekend

ITV is to air Jimmy McGovern's award-winning docudrama Hillsborough this Sunday after this week's inquests conclusions that the 96 fans who died in the 1989 disaster were unlawfully killed.

The film – which aired for the first time on 5th December 1996 – stars Christopher Eccleston and Ricky Tomlinson, and will be screened on ITV this Sunday at 10:20pm.

Home Secretary responds to calls for SYP to have remedial measures applied

Theresa May, Home Secretary Credit: PA

The verdict of the Hillsborough inquests on Tuesday was a momentous day for the families and campaigners who have fought for too long, in the face of hostility and obfuscation, for justice.

That verdict was clear on the role of South Yorkshire police officers that day and I understand entirely the families’ disappointment in South Yorkshire Police’s response. As I told the House on Wednesday, the force must recognise the truth and be willing to accept it.

The decision to hire and fire a chief officer is a matter for the Police and Crime Commissioner, in order to ensure direct accountability to the communities served by the force. The current PCC, Alan Billings, has taken a decision to suspend the chief constable and I understand that a process is underway to find temporary leadership while his replacement is found.

I stand ready to support that process, and to help South Yorkshire Police confront the mistakes of the past and regain the confidence of their community.”

– Theresa May, Home Secretary
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