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Families of Hillsborough victims call for team to conduct 'rigorous' examination of South Yorkshire Police

Families who lost loved ones in the Hillsborough Disaster are calling for Theresa May to send a team to conduct a 'rigorous' examination of South Yorkshire Police.

Families of Hillsborough victims are calling for remedial action against police Credit: Press Association

We are appalled to see the shambles in South Yorkshire Police following the Hillsborough Inquest verdict. SYP leadership have showed a lamentable refusal to face up the fact that their organization needs to take along hard look at their values and ethics.

We believe the rank and file officers in the force are being let down by their leaders. Sadly the only solution would appear to be the application of remedial measures and we have today asked Theresa May to commence the procedure to enable this.

The Home Secretary needs to send a team in to look at the force root and branch, to speak to the rank and file and see what they think is wrong in the force and what needs to be done. We believe there needs to be a rigorous and continuing examination of the ethical behavior of the force at every level.

The Force’s motto is ‘Justice with Courage’ – sadly they have shown neither.’

– Elkan Abrahamson, solicitor with Broudie Jackson Canter

Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up

The coroner of the Hillsborough inquests will begin summing up today.

Coroner Lord Justice Goldring outside the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield Credit: PA

Lord Justice Goldring will summarsie the case to the jury after 260 days of evidence into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. The jury heard its last evidence earlier this month.

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Hillsborough Wikipedia investigation 'challenging'

It may not be possible to identify who used government computers to post "sickening" comments about the Hillsborough disaster, the Cabinet Office has warned.

Officials said the passage of time and number of people using the Whitehall intranet made finding those who edited Wikipedia "challenging".

Floral tributes left by fans at the Hillsborough stadium. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Relatives' groups and Liverpool-born MP Andy Burnham, a long-term campaigner on the issue, are being drafted in to monitor the investigation, a spokeswoman said. The Liverpool Echo reported revisions to the Wikipedia began five years ago on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy, and again in 2012.

The Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: "The amendments made to Wikipedia are sickening. The behaviour is in complete contravention of the Civil Service Code. It is entirely unacceptable."

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Hillsborough Justice Campaign react to Wikipedia insults

Families of those who died at Hillsborough have reacted angrily to claims that offensive remarks about the disaster were posted from government offices.

A report by the Liverpool Echo alleges computers on the secure Whitehall intranet were used to add the phrases 'Blame liverpool fans' and 'you'll never walk again' to the Hillsborough Wikipedia page.

The Cabinet Office is launching an urgent inquiry into the matter:-

VIDEO: SHEILA COLEMAN, HILLSBOROUGH JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

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Tracing offensive edits back to government networks

The first of two IP addresses used in making offensive edits to the Hillsborough disaster page on Wikipedia, 62.25.106.209, can be traced to gateway-101.energis.gsi.gov.uk.

A lookup of the IP address 62.25.106.209 reveals the gateway-101.energis.gsi.gov.uk network. Credit: ITV

The second of the two IP addresses used to make offensive changes to the page, 195.92.40.49, can be traced to gateway-202.energis.gsi.gov.uk.

A lookup of the IP address 195.92.40.49 reveals the gateway-202.energis.gsi.gov.uk network. Credit: ITV
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Offensive edits originating from government networks

The edits to the Hillsborough disaster page on Wikipedia were made by IP addresses 195.92.40.49 and 62.25.106.209, both of which belong to government networks.

The phrase "Blame Liverpool Fans" was added to the Hillsborough disaster page. Credit: Wikipedia
"You'll Never Walk Alone" was changed to "You'll Never Walk Again". Credit: Wikipedia
The changes added references to the Heysel stadium disaster. Credit: Wikipedia
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