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DPP 'should lead' united Hillsborough probes

Lord Falconer, an adviser to the Hillsborough victims' families, has told the Home Affairs Select Committee that the Director of Public Prosecutions believes the two probes into the conduct of officers at Hillsborough should be united as a single investigation.

He said the families endorsed the director, Keir Starmer QC, as the person to "coordinate and drive forward" a combined investigation, with the DPP effectively leading the IPCC probe.