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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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Police handling of Hillsborough disaster a 'disgrace'

South Yorkshire Police's handling of the Hillsborough disaster and the subsequent 27 years was a "disgrace", a former editor of The Sun told ITV News.

Kelvin MacKenzie, who oversaw the tabloid when it published "The Truth"- which blamed football fans for the disaster - said he "absolutely agreed" with an inquest's finding on Tuesday.

Jurors found that the 96 fans who died during the tragedy on 15 April 1989 were "unlawfully killed".

"[It is an] absolute disgrace what police have done in South Yorkshire these last 27 years", he said.

"I feel desperate for the families and the people and I also feel in some strange way I got caught up in it".

Some people in Liverpool boycotted the newspaper after it alleged that fans were to blame for the disaster.

But Mr MacKenzie said the blame lay with the news agency that supplied The Sun with the story.

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