A bagpipe-playing fraudster has been jailed for pretending to be raising cash for a Hillsborough disaster charity.Read the full story ›
The prominent Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton has turned down an OBE because of successive governments' treatment of Hillsborough families and survivors.
The professor, who was the lead author of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report, said he could not accept an honour on the recommendation of those who were unresponsive to the efforts of the bereaved families to find the truth and get justice for their loved ones.
The police watchdog found no evidence Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe lied to journalists about information he provided to a Hillsborough inquiry.Read the full story ›
It has been revealed that Rob Beckley has been appointed to the Metropolitan Police as Assistant Commissioner to carry out the investigation into what went wrong in the lead up to the Hillsborough disaster.
Beckley will head Operation Resolve - the probe into the planning and preparation of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
The news comes after Jon Stoddart OBE stood down from the role in September.
Most recently, Beckley was Chief Operating Officer at the College of Policing but retired in March. He has previously served in the Metropolitan Police Service, Thames Valley, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Avon and Somerset Police, where he was Deputy Chief Constable.
In a statement, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd said:
Following the decision of Assistant Commissioner Jon Stoddart OBE to stand down as head of Operation Resolve on 5 September 2016, I am pleased to inform Parliament that I have appointed Assistant Commissioner Rob Beckley QPM as the head of Operation Resolve.
A book by a former Hillsborough police officer about the disaster was only sent to the police watchdog three days before it was published.Read the full story ›
Home Office figures show that the total cost of legal representation for the bereaved Hillsborough families during the inquests was £63.6 million over three and a half years.
Both the families' and police's representation were funded by the Home Office.
The Home Secretary has been warned by families of the Hillsborough victims not to limit an inquiry into Orgreave to a private review.Read the full story ›
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 ›
Margaret Aspinall won the Women of the Year Special Award on behalf of the families affected by the 1989 tragedy.Read the full story ›
More than 100 police officers and staff have still failed to give witness accounts to the IPCC as part of their investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.
64 are from South Yorkshire Police and 68 are from West Midlands Police. Some were unable to provide an account for reasons such as poor health; others have not responded to contact from the IPCC. There were also a number of individuals who couldn’t be traced.
Despite this, the IPCC say they remain on course to deliver a full file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service at the end of the year.
The IPCC also say they've recorded more than 4,000 witness accounts during the course of the investigation and around 1,200 of those are from police officers/staff.