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Prominent Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton turns down OBE

Professor Phil Scraton Credit: PA

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.