Civil servant sacked after Hillsborough Wikipedia posts

A government worker who made offensive Wikipedia edits about Hillsborough using official computers has been sacked.

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will tell MPs today that a junior administrator has been identified as being behind posts in 2012 and fired for gross misconduct.

The offensive edits were tracked down to a 24-year-old junior administrator. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The department is likely to drop its investigation into other abusive edits made from the secure intranet due to a lack of leads.

The 24-year-old, thought to have been born in London but based in Liverpool, apparently changed the phrase "You'll never walk alone", the anthem of Liverpool FC, to read: "You'll never walk again."

According to the Telegraph, he was pinpointed by cross-referencing his social media and work history.

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said the man's name would not be revealed as "social media can be very unpleasant".