96 Liverpool fans died following a crowd crush during an FA Cup tie at the stadium in Sheffield in 1989.Read the full story ›
Goverment documents relating to events at the so-called Battle of Orgreave are due to be released next year among other records relating to the 1984 miners' strike, it has emerged.
The government's rejected calls, supported by the Hillsborough families, for an independent inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave during the miners' strike.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the Home Affairs Select Committee the documents would be among 30 files planned to be released to the National Archives.
There were violent clashes in the summer of 1984 between miners and officers from South Yorkshire Police - the same force which was criticised for its role at the Hillsborough disaster five years later.
Sir Norman Bettison's book will be assessed to see what impact it might have on the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.Read the full story ›
Jon Stoddart, leader of the police investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster, has stepped down due to ill health, the Home Office says.Read the full story ›
Radio presenter Colin Murray has quit talkSPORT after the station was taken over by the owners of The Sun newspaper.
The Liverpool Football Club fan from Northern Ireland tweeted a statement to announce his resignation this afternoon.
In the statement he refers to the newspaper's coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
The statement reads:
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The Sun newspaper has been heavily criticised for it's coverage of the Hillsborough disaster of 1989.
The newspaper, edited at the time by Kelvin MacKenzie, who was personally responsible for the headline The Truth, ran claims from anonymous police officers that, as people were dying at Hillsborough, their fellow supporters stole from them, urinated on police officers and beat up “brave cops” trying to help - all claims that were untrue.
Hillsborough families are demanding a number of changes in the law. They want a fairer system for people who come up against the police.Read the full story ›
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the verdicts in the Hillsborough inquests have given the city of Liverpool "an incredible boost."
Speaking ahead of Everton's match against Bournemouth on Saturday, Martinez said the Hillsborough Families Support Group "showed us all the way, how to fight in life, and how to persevere" in their battle for the truth.
High Court claims have been issued against South Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police by lawyers representing some of the Hillsborough survivors and the families of those who died.
The claims concern the cover up and actions intended to wrongly blame the deceased and supporters for the tragedy.
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster are pursuing legal action against South Yorkshire and West Midlands Police.
The case, pursued by families of the 96 fans who died, accuses the police of a "systematic cover up" and "abuse on an industrial scale".
This week an inquest jury delivered a finding of "unlawful killing" over the fatal incident on April 15, 1989.
On Wednesday, the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police David Crompton was suspended, a move welcomed by the families of Hillsborough victims.
The legal case was issued at the High Court last year but publication of the claim was prevented until after the inquest concluded.
The action, brought by law firm Saunders Law on behalf of hundreds of those affected by the disaster, is for "misfeasance in public office".
The firm said in a statement: "In addition to the police wrongdoing that caused the deaths, there is evidence of the systematic cover up intended to transfer the blame for what happened from South Yorkshire Police to the innocent, by spreading lies, doctoring evidence, pressurising witnesses and suppressing the truth.
"The evidence points to abuse on an industrial scale by both South Yorkshire and West Midlands Police, beyond any 'one bad apple' analysis.
"In addition to actions by individuals, the evidence suggests institutional misfeasance by these bodies directed against our clients and the fans generally."
The news of the action comes after it emerged retired officers from South Yorkshire Police were told to be proud of their work in the 1980s, in a message mistakenly made public on a website in the wake of the Hillsborough inquest findings.
Following the Hillsborough verdict, whilst recognising that the decision has come years too late for many, justice has been served by the verdicts and now it is about accountability.
We recognise that it has taken the determination of families, friends and supporters of the victims to ensure that justice has been achieved.
We want to pay tribute to the hard work and determination of those who fought every step of the way to achieve this outcome which has been against all the odds.
We are also grateful to them, that in fighting for justice for the victims, their determination to show that fans did not in any way contribute to the deaths of their fellow supporters has also been fully and unequivocally vindicated.
We will also push to ensure anyone who is found to be responsible for any action that resulted in or caused, or covered up the reasons for, the deaths of so many people should face the full force of law.
We hope that the verdict, 27 years after that terrible day on 15 April 1989, will be of some comfort to the loved ones of those whose deaths could have been avoided.
The statement was signed by
- Luciana Berger Liverpool, Wavertree
- Peter Dowd, Bootle
- Angela Eagle, Wallasey
- Maria Eagle, Garston and Halewood
- Louise Ellman, Liverpool, Riverside
- Bill Esterson, Sefton Central
- Frank Field, Birkenhead
- Margaret Greenwood, Wirral West
- George Howarth, Knowsley
- Conor McGinn, St Helens North
- Alison McGovern, Wirral South
- John Pugh, Soputhport
- Marie Rimmer, St Helens South and Whiston
- Steve Rotheram, Liverpool, Walton
- Derek Twigg, Halton
- Stephen Twigg, Liverpool, West Derby