IPCC receives 500 responses to Hillsborough appeal

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it has received over 500 responses in the first 48 hours of an appeal for witnesses into the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

Despite the positive response, the IPCC has urged more people to come forward to help with their investigation.

Bent and twisted fencing is seen at Hillsborough in the aftermath of the stadium tragedy Credit: PA Wire

Ninety-six Liverpool fans were killed at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

The IPCC's criminal investigation is examining police actions following the stadium disaster.