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Hillsborough police face inquiry

Scores of police officers including a serving chief constable are being investigated over the Hillsborough disaster in what will be the biggest ever inquiry into police action, it has emerged.

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Hillsborough: Key dates and events

  • April 15, 1989: 94 Liverpool fans die in a crush against the steel terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium.
  • April 19, 1989: The Sun newspaper publishes the headline 'The Truth' blaming drunken fans.
  • August 1989: An interim report by Lord Justice Taylor criticises police for "failing to take effective control", police blamed fans for being "late and drunk".
  • August 1990: Director of Public prosecutions finds insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges for any of the deaths.
  • August 1991: Inquest returns verdict of accidental death, ruling all victims were dead by 3.15pm.
  • April 2009: The Hillsborough Independent Panel is set up.
  • October 2011: MPs agree to hand over all government papers to the panel.
  • September 2012: Independent Panel delivers damning verdict.

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