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A former South Yorkshire officer has described Police briefing that took place two days after the disaster as 'a call to arms'. He claims that police were told to put the blame for Hillsborough on "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters."
But he was accused, in court, of telling 'bare-faced' lies to the jury.
Our Hillsborough correspondent Andy Bonner has this report:
A retired police inspector's denied telling "bare-faced lies" that senior officers set out a strategy to blame drunken, ticketless Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster.
Clive Davis also said Norman Bettison, his superior at the time, invited him to the briefing as an opportunity to get them noticed.
Andy Bonner has this report:
The father of a teenager who died at Hillsborough has told a court he was asked "intrusive questions" about alcohol after identifying his 18-year old son's body. Told to prepare himself for the worst, Barry Devonside said he searched for Christopher in hospitals and a mortuary after being told that he was not at Sheffield Wednesday's ground. He was later told to return to the gym, where he said a police sergeant pulled him back from kissing his son's body.
He said that within minutes of identifying Christopher, two officers asked him whether they had had a meal or consumed alcohol on the way to the ground.
A former Chief Constable of Merseyside has denied trying to paint an adverse picture of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.
Sir James Sharples had described seeing supporters drinking before the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield.
Meanwhile, the inquests have heard from a former South Yorkshire officer who says he was intimidated into changing his statement about the disaster.
Andy Bonner reports:
The Hillsborough inquests have heard that the relationship between the bosses of South Yorkshire's police and ambulance services broke down in the days after the disaster.
Don Page, Chief Ambulance Officer in 1989, told the court he requested a meeting with Chief Constable Peter Wright because of concerns he had with press stories about casualties.
He said Mr Wright told him: "That's our position. That's our stance and that's what we'll have to stand by."
Mr Page agreed that the ambulance service was not prepared to "sing from the same hymn sheet" as the police and said that was the end of the bosses' personal and professional relationship.
A police officer says he saved the life of a youngman who appeared to have been left for dead at Hillsborough.
Richard Brougham recalled a youth pointing at a pile of bodies near the gymnasium saying: "Look at him. I don't know if he’s dead. I don't think he is."
The inquests heard the constable pulled the casualty away and performed the kiss of life on him with another officer.
The witness said he then felt a pulse and helped carry the casualty to an ambulance.
Mr Brougham agreed that nobody else appeared to have been checking the bodies or trying to revive them.
A police officer has claimed that officers were met with "a wall of anger and abuse" as rescue attempts took place during the Hillsborough disaster.
A Liverpool supporter has described fans fighting for their lives as they tried to escape a pen at Hillsborough.
Anthony Barnbrock told the inquests how he crawled towards a gate, getting pushed against a post.
Mr Barnbrock said investigating officers from West Midlands Police later asked his 13 year old brother whether he had been drinking alcohol on the day of the disaster.
Meanwhile, another fan described moving from pen three because it reminded him of a prison.
In a statement to solicitors acting on behalf of some of the bereaved families, David Moreland said "I believe that if there had not been the side fences then the tragedy would not have happened."
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