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

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