Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has said that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now looking at evidence from the recent Hillsborough report for evidence to charge individuals or corporate bodies.
Having read and considered the report published by the Hillsborough Independent Panel on 12 September 2012 and liaised with the Home Office and Independent Police Complaints Commission, I have concluded that the Crown Prosecution Service should consider all the material now available in relation to the tragic events on 15th April 1989, including the material made available by the Independent Panel.
The purpose of this exercise is to identify what the focus of any further criminal investigation should be in order for the CPS to determine whether there is now sufficient evidence to charge any individual or corporate body with any criminal offence. All potential offences that may have been committed and all potential defendants will be considered.
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