Hillsborough investigation launched

The Department of Public Prosecutions has said it will launch the biggest ever investigation into the police in legal history over the Hillsborough Disaster.

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West Yorkshire police chief referred to IPCC

Norman Bettison Credit: PA

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following complaints alleging he supplied misleading information after the Hillsborough disaster, the police watchdog said tonight.

The IPCC confirmed it had received a referral following complaints from members of the public about Sir Norman being "involved in the production and supply of misleading information for the various inquiries that have been undertaken into the Hillsborough disaster".

The commission said a second element of the referral related to a statement he made last week, following the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, in which he said the Liverpool fans' behaviour made policing at the tragedy in 1989 "harder than it needed to be".

Lawyers demand new Hillsborough inquests be held in Liverpool

A former police officer has says he's outraged after discovering that his first-hand account of the Hillsborough disaster had been tampered with.

Martin McLoughlin was on duty for South Yorkshire Police at Hillsborough on the day of the tragedy.

23 years later, he's now learned his statement was altered to remove criticism of the force.

Meanwhile, lawyers representing relatives of those who died in the disaster have now written to the government's main legal adviser demanding new inquests be held in Liverpool.

The latest now from our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner:

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