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South Yorkshire Chief Constable steps down after one day

Deputy Chief Constable Dawn Copley, who was appointed acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police after the suspension of David Crompton following the Hillsborough inquest findings, has "offered to step back to her substantive role" while another temporary chief constable is sought, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said.

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Former Sun editor apologises to Hillsborough families

Kelvin MacKenzie was editor when The Sun ran "The Truth" Credit: PA

Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun newspaper, has offered "profuse apologies to the people of Liverpool".

Mr MacKenzie oversaw the paper in 1989 when it ran a story entitled "The Truth", blaming fans for the Hillsborough disaster.

''I too was totally misled", the Telegraph reported him as saying.

"Twenty three ago I was handed a piece of copy from a reputable news agency in Sheffield in which a senior police officer and a senior local MP were making serious allegations against fans in the stadium.

''I had absolutely no reason to believe that these authority figures would lie and deceive over such a disaster.

''As the Prime Minister has made clear these allegations were wholly untrue and were part of a concerted plot by police officers to discredit the supporters thereby shifting the blame for the tragedy from themselves".

Mr MacKenzie added that at the time he published "in good faith" and was sorry he was wrong.

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