Kelvin MacKenzie offers 'profuse apologies' over Hillsborough

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie. Credit: Press Association.

Kelvin MacKenzie, who was the editor of The Sun at the time of the Hillsborough tragedy and who wrote the headline The Truth, today offered his "profuse apologies to the people of Liverpool for that headline.

He added: "It has taken more than two decades, 400,000 documents and a two-year inquiry to discover to my horror that it would have far more accurate had I written the headline The Lies rather than The Truth. I published in good faith and I am sorry that it was so wrong."

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