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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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Jeremy Corbyn releases a statement about the Hillsborough verdict

Jeremy Corbyn has released a statement about the Hillsborough verdict on Twitter.

Today, after 27 long years, the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy - and their families - have finally received justice.

The youngest victim was just 10, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, and the oldest was 67 years old, Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron. These were fans that went to a football match, as so many of us do, on the 15th April 1989, but never returned to their loved ones.

I pay tribute to the families and friends of all the victims of the tragedy - as well as many others from the city of Liverpool - for the passionate and dignified campaign they have fought for almost three decades.

Today they received total vindication for their fight for the truth and for justice.

In the immediate aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster there were some who painted those that died and the fans of Liverpool FC as drunken yobs and thieves.

The findings of this inquest clearly show that to have been a lie - fan behaviour didn't cause or contribute to the disaster and the fans have been exonerated of any blame.

All those that attended the semi-final 27 years ago were innocent victims and it is time that those who peddled those vile and malicious lies recognise the deep hurt they have inflicted on tens of thousands of innocent people - and are held to account.

– Jeremy Corbyn

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