"Good progress" on Hillsborough inquests

"Good progress" has been made on preparing an application to the High Court for new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died and it is expected to be done next month, the Attorney General said.

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"Good progress" on fresh Hillsborough inquests

Anne Williams - whose teenage son died at Hillsborough - says she's fighting to stay alive to see a new inquest into her son's death.

Today, the Attorney General Dominic Grieve said he was going to apply to have all the original inquest verdicts into the 96 who died quashed.

But Anne has terminal cancer and today repeated her calls for her son Kevin's inquest to be brought forward.

Our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports:


Kevin Williams inquest could be brought forward

Kevin Williams

The Attorney General has said he will apply to bring forward inquest of Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams.

His mother Anne Williams had hoped Dominic Grieve would act quickly after he promised to help her when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Dominic Grieve QC told MPs in the Commons: "My duty is to act in the public interest of all the victims of Hillsborough and I consider that wider public interest requires a single application to be made in relation to the inquests.

Mr Grieve's comments came as Conservative Graham Evans (Weaver Vale) asked what representations he had received on an inquest into the death of Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams.

Kevin was 15 when he died at the Sheffield stadium on 15 April 1989. The original inquest returned a verdict of accidental death, ruling that all the victims were dead by 15:15.

Anne said she had evidence that he was still alive at 16:00 and has campaigned for the cerdict to be overturned.

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