Ex-Tory PM John Major says he is sorry for not ordering a new investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster
West Midlands Police has become the focus for possible criminal conduct after watchdogs found "differences" in witness statements from fans.
Police watchdogs will appeal for witnesses to the Hillsborough disaster in the next step of their investigation.
Two buses, one funded by former Anfield stars, the other by the City Council. are being donated in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Children's charity Variety will send them to local groups helping disadvantaged children.
Former prime minister Sir John Major has apologised to the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster for failing to launch the independent investigation they campaigned for.
Police put forward "pretty strong views" that there was no need for a report but the ex-Tory leader said the families should have been listened to.
"Self-evidently the Hillsborough families who petitioned and demanded an independent report have been proven to be right and we must all say to them we are sorry, we should have dealt with it a good deal earlier and we should have listened a good deal more carefully.''
The coroner has set the location for the inquests into the deaths in the Hillsborough disaster. Lord Justice Goldring, has announced that they'll be held in Warrington. He made the decision after hearing conflicting arguments at a preliminary hearing earlier this year.
An appeal for thousands of people who were in the crowd on the day of the Hillsborough Disaster to come forward.
It is claimed there are so many inconsistencies in the original evidence that more eye witness accounts are needed..
Those inconsistencies are in the statements given to officers from West Midlands Police which later formed part of the now discredited Taylor report.
Andy Bonner reports.
The police watchdog is appealing for witnesses as part of its investigation into the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating allegations of a police cover up which attempted to shift the blame on to the victims.
The IPCC says it has uncovered inconsistencies between witness statements and police questionnaires filled out in 1989.
Video Clip with Chris Mahaffey, Senior Investigator with the IPCC:-
The IPCC are investigating allegations of a potential cover-up by the West Midlands Police during their investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster.
Witnesses of the disaster including those who gave statements to WMP at the time are urged to come forward and assist the IPCC in their investigations.