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Socialist Worker's coverage of the Hillsborough inquests

Issue No. 2445

Flowers in memory of victims of the Hillsborough football disaster

Flowers in memory of victims of the Hillsborough football disaster (Pic: Edmund Gall/flickr)


Fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster began on 31 March 2014.

Here is all of Socialist Worker's coverage of the inquests to date.

5 April 2014 - Hillsborough inquests begin

12 April 2014 - Jury in Hillsborough inquests asked if lives of 96 could have been saved

19 April 2014 - Hillsborough - never forgotten

3 May 2014 - Hillsborough slurs 'from Whitehall'

10 May 2014 - Hillsborough inquest adjourns

31 May 2014 - Official quizzed over vile slurs

14 June 2014 - Inquest hears Hillsborough capacity was miscalculated

21 June 2014 - Inquest is told of flaws at Hillsborough ground

28 June 2014 - Hillsborough inquests hear of safety fears

5 July 2014 - Stadium had past problems

12 July 2014 - Hillsborough inquests hear police tactics

2 August 2014 - Hillsborough cop recalls attitudes towards fans based on 'public order'

9 August 2014 - Cop in Hillsborough control room changed his statement

30 August 2014 - Hillsborough fans 'not disorderly'

6 September 2014 - Hillsborough cop says fans 'weren't aggressive to me or other people'

4 September 2014 - Police told Hillsborough survivor to 'get back in you f****** Scouse b******'

20 September 2014 - 'Primary blame' for Hillsborough disaster lies with cops, says former police sergeant

27 September 2014 - Hillsborough cop says deadly crush was avoidable

4 October 2014 - 'More Hillsborough fans could have survived with better medical care'

11 October 2014 - Hillsborough - top cop says claim fans forced gate a 'wicked lie'

18 October 2014 - Hillsborough - police lied about Liverpool fans stealing

25 October 2014 - Hillsborough inquests hear how cops 'diverted blame onto victims'

1 November 2014 - Cop sorry for 'misleading the court'

15 November 2014 - CCTV footage 'disappeared' after the Hillsborough football disaster

22 November 2014 - Hillsborough cop denies policing was 'shambles'

29 November 2014 - Hillsborough cop agrees that police 'did nothing to stop crush'

6 December 2014 - Police solicitor asked Hillsborough cops to 'review evidence' inquests hear

13 December 2014 - 'More could have lived' at Hillsborough

20 December 2014 - Hillsborough boy was alive among dead, inquests hear

17 January 2015 - Some Hillsborough victims went to temporary mortuary due to lack of resources

7 February 2015 - Police pushed fans back into deadly crush during Hillsborough disaster, inquest hears

21 February 2015 - Cops blamed 'drunken' fans for Hillsborough football disaster

28 February 2015 - More lies from cops, Hillsborough inquests hear

7 March 2015 - Police information on Hillsborough fans was 'false', inquests hear

14 March 2015 - Hillsborough inquests hear of police plan to blame Liverpool fans for disaster

10 March 2015 - Top Hillsborough cop admits failings

14 March 2015 - Hillsborough: top cop in charge admits 'far reaching deceit' but QC asks if he was coached for inquests

17 March 2015 - Inquests hear cop Duckenfield accept his 'serious failures' resulted in Hillsborough disaster

18 March 2015 - Hillsborough police chief gives final evidence to inquest

28 March 2015 – Hillsborough police failings 'direct cause of fans' deaths'

4 April 2015 - Police lawyers would 'sort out' Hillsborough statements

11 April 2015 - Cops searched for evidence to blame fans for deadly crush

25 April 2015 - Hillsborough cop admits evidence was 'amended'

2 May 2015 - Inquest hears 'clear evidence' that cops tried to smear fans

9 May 2015 - Top cop 'tried to concoct a story of drunken fans'

16 May 2015 - Cops knew they had no grounds for 'conspiracy theory' that blamed fans

16 May 2015 - Hillsborough inquests hear about dead fan's last movements

23 May 2015 - Friend of ten year old Hillsborough victim says police 'lost control of the turnstiles'

30 May 2015 - 'I felt a pulse' says police officer at Hillsborough inquests

6 June 2015 - Hillsborough inquest hears of attempts to resuscitate Adam Spearritt

13 June 2015 - Hillsborough victim's 'eyes moved' after crush

20 June 2015 - Hillsborough inquest told cop turned away

4 July 2015 - Witnesses talk of 'small changes' in survivors' life signs amid 'utter bedlam' of Hillsborough disaster

11 July 2015 - Hillsborough inquests told victim appeared alive

25 July 2015 - Hillsborough inquests - could victims put in a mortuary have been saved?

1 August 2015 - Hillsborough cop: 'I was one of the officers who pushed people back into the pen'

8 August 2015 - Cop on Hillsborough pitch was 'unhelpful', inquest hears

1 September 2015 - Hillsborough inquests open

8 September 2015 - Hillsborough cop says he didn't cover victim wth bin bag

22 September 2015 - Hillsborough victims showed signs of life, inquests hear

29 September 2015 - Hillsborough inquests hear fans' evidence that crush victim showed signs of life

6 October 2015 - Hillsborough - 'Inspector put words in my mouth' says ex-cop

6 October 2015 - Hillsborough - more evidence heard about altered police statements

13 October 2015 - Hillsborough cop says inaccuracy in statement was not 'deliberate'

20 October 2015 - Hillsborough cop tells inquests his account of disaster was changed

27 October 2015 - 'No pathological basis' for exclusion of evidence at original Hillsborough inquest, say medical experts

10 November 2015 - Government to hand £5 million to South Yorkshire Police for Hillsborough legal costs

17 November 2015 - Hillsborough victim was alive after match was stopped, inquest hears

24 November 2015 - Hillsborough victims could have been saved, inquests hear

1 December 2015 - Hillsborough inquests hear that better treatment may have helped some victims survive

15 December 2015 - Hillsborough inquests hear of signs of life

7 January 2016 - Court told of signs of life among victims as Hillsborough inquests finish hearing evidence

19 January 2016 - Hillsborough probe resumes

9 February 2016 - Hillsborough inquest jury told to resolve conflicting evidence of fans' behaviour

16 February 2016 - Hillsborough coroner sums up cops' evidence to inquests

1 March 2016 - Police chief at Hillsborough made 'serious mistake,' court is told

8 March 2016 - Hillsborough match commander admits he made mistake during day of disaster

15 March 2016 - Did the Hillsborough match commander make serious mistakes?

22 March 2016 - Hillsborough police officers lacked direction, hears inquests

5 April 2016 - Hillsborough cops amended statements 'significantly'

6 April 2016 - Jury retires to consider its decisions in the Hillsborough inquests


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