Hillsborough papers released

Official documents relating to Britain’s worst sporting disaster, in which two Welshmen died, have been released to relatives of the 96 victims.

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'This is not the end... there should be prosecutions'

The mother of one of the Welsh victims of the Hillsborough disaster says she believes there should be prosecutions for what happened that day.

Joan Hope from Holywell lost her 18-year-old son John when 96 football fans died in a human crush at the stadium.

A report released today found the safety of the crowds at Hillsborough had been 'compromised at every level'.

It also emerged that senior South Yorkshire Police officers had sought to change records and blame Liverpool fans in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Joan Hope added that she would like to see the inquests reopened and the verdict of accidental death quashed.

"I think the verdict should be unlawful killing," she said. "It was a criminal act that was committed."


Hillsborough disaster: South Yorkshire Police 'profoundly sorry'

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has apologised for the force's actions in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, saying he is "profoundly sorry".

David Crompton said he had been 'shocked' by the findings of the official report released today and officers had made 'grave errors'.

In the immediate aftermath, senior officers sought to change the record of events. Disgraceful lies were told, which blamed the Liverpool fans for the disaster.

I am profoundly sorry for the way the force failed on 15th April 1989 and I am doubly sorry for the injustice that followed.

I apologise to the families of the 96 and Liverpool fans.

– Chief Constable David Crompton, South Yorkshire Police

Prime Minister makes public apology for Hillsborough injustice

In a statement to the House of Commons on the Hillsborough panel report, the Prime Minister made a public apology that the report's findings are only now being made public.

David Cameron said the report found that 164 statements were "significantly amended", including the removal of 116 negative comments about the leadership of the police, to push the blame for the tragedy onto the fans.

Mr Cameron said the new evidence raised "must be examined", and the Attorney General would be considering it as quickly as possible.

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Hillsborough survivor talks about his experience

Brian Purcell
Brian Purcell was one of the Liverpool fans who witnessed the Hillsborough tragedy Credit: ITV News Wales / Ian Lang

Brian Purcell was one of the Liverpool fans who witnessed the Hillsborough tragedy.

Brian was there with his 11-year-old son Andy as the horror unfurled. They survived but they lost a good friend, John Mc Brien from Holywell, who was one of the fans who died that day.

Speaking this morning, he said that 23 years was too long to wait for a full explanation for the deaths.