Met chief could face inquiry

Britain's most senior police chief could face an inquiry after the police watchdog asked the family of a Hillsborough victim if they would like it to investigate recent allegations made against Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

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IPCC renews its call for Hillsborough witnesses

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has renewed its appeal for witnesses of the Hillsborough disaster on 15th April, 1989:

The IPCC said: "We want to deliver the most comprehensive account of what happened at Hillsborough and its aftermath. To do that we need your help".

240 amended Hillsborough police accounts identified

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it has identified 240 amended Hillsborough police accounts.

The IPCC's latest Hillsborough investigation update revealed 101 police officers have been interviewed so far and 10 more are arranged.

A Liverpool fan pictured sitting on the terraces at Hillsborough in April 1989. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

"Given that we have so far established that 22 of the officers are now deceased that leaves us with 218 officers to interview", it said in a statement.

"Contact with seven former officers has led us to taking the view that they are not fit for interview on health grounds, while nine other former officers have declined to be interviewed", the IPCC added.

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Hillsborough Witness Appeal responses 'top 1,500'

The IPCC's renewed Hillsborough Witness Appeal has received more than 1,500 responses to date, the investigation's lead commissioner announced.

IPCC deputy chair Rachel Cerfontyne said, "From the responses to the appeal so far the major incident room has identified more that 750 matters for investigators to follow up on and speak to witnesses further".

"The witness appeal has also prompted more than 200 requests from witnesses to see their original accounts", she said, adding, "Work is ongoing to facilitate these requests".

Met police chief could face Hillsborough investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it has asked the family of a Hillsborough victim if they would like it to investigate recent allegations made against the UK's most senior officer, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

The IPCC wrote on Twitter:

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