Hillsborough: decision over criminal charges

Hillsborough: decision over criminal charges

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A landmark day for Hillsborough families as six people face charges

On a landmark day in the story of the Hillsborough disaster, six people have been charged with criminal offences.

Four of them of them are former police officers, including the match commander David Duckenfield.

Here's our Hillsborough correspondent, Andy Bonner.


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A look at the criminal proceedings the Hillsborough accused face

The Crown Prosecution Service issued a long statement on the decision behind the Hillsborough charges.

Four former police officers face criminal proceedings including the match commander David Duckenfield who is charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 people.

Rob Smith reports.

Trevor Hicks: 'We fought a long fight'

Trevor Hicks from Keighley lost his two daughters Sarah and Vicki in the Hillsborough disaster. He says it has been a long fight to get this far.

Hillsborough families issue statement through lawyers

The Hillsborough families have issued a statement through their legal firm, saying they do not intend to 'indulge in speculation' about the outcome of the criminal trials.

The families have pursued and achieved the truth and a measure of Justice in the Inquests but they have always known that accountability is the most difficult objective.

They remain keen to see the criminal process properly pursued for those who have been charged and given that the rights of the defendants should be respected they do not intend to indulge in speculation about the outcome of criminal trials.

They do however hope that the memories of their loved ones and the integrity of the fans who attended Hillsborough will be respected during the process.

– Lawyers representing Hillsborough families


Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn praise Hillsborough families

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn have praised the work of Hillsborough families.

Two new Hillsborough 'suspects' also being considered

Sue Hemming, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said a decision on two 'new suspects' would be made at a later date.

She added that the six named defendants had a 'right to a fair trial' - and it was " extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

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