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Hillsborough inquest coroner named

A coroner was today appointed to the fresh inquest into the deaths of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster, and pledged to open the inquiry as soon as possible.

Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed as assistant deputy coroner and will decide where the inquests will be held.

A new inquest into the deaths of the Liverpool supporters at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium was ordered after the original verdicts were quashed.

A damning report laying bare a cover-up which attempted to shift the blame for the tragedy on to its victims was published last September.

A new police investigation, as well as an inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are also being conducted.