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IPCC expresses concerns over Hillsborough email

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has written to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police to "express concerns" about the contents of an email he wrote regarding the Hillsborough disaster.

In the email, David Crompton claimed a group representing the Hillsborough victims' families had created an untrue version of events.

IPCC Commissioner Nicholas Long said the email from the Chief Constable "caused me concern".

Families and individuals affected by the Hillsborough tragedy, along with the wider public, will rightly be concerned over the apparent attitude displayed by this communication within the highest ranks of the force which is currently under investigation in relation to the actions of its officers and staff around the disaster.

These regrettable actions are now a matter for the Police and Crime Commissioner of South Yorkshire.

– IPCC Commissioner Nicholas Long