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Hillsborough


Socialist Worker's coverage of the Hillsborough inquests

08 September 2015
Fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster heard evidence for over two years. The jury is now considering its decisions. Here is Socialist Worker's full coverage of the inquests so far

News in brief

01 September 2015
Hillsborough inquests resume | Osborne splashes out on Trident base | Tories could snatch food from infants | Bonfire of local authorities

Cop on Hillsborough pitch was ‘unhelpful’, inquest hears

04 August 2015
The husband of a victim of the Hillsborough disaster has told an inquest into her death that police blocked him from searching for her.

Don’t bask in the Sun

28 July 2015
The Sun has had a good couple of weeks. First there was the home movie of the royals giving Nazi salutes. Now there’s a video of unexplained origin of a Lord cavorting—as they like to put it—with white powder and women who work as prostitutes.

Hillsborough cop: ‘I was one of the officers who pushed people back into the pen’

28 July 2015
Fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster are continuing to hear evidence about fans’ last movements.

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

21 July 2015
Victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster may have been put with dead bodies in a temporary mortuary while they were still alive, inquests have heard.

Hillsborough inquests told victim appeared alive

07 July 2015
A 16 year old victim of the Hillsborough football disaster appeared alive after the crush, an inquest has heard.

Witnesses talk of ‘small changes’ in survivors’ life signs amid ‘utter bedlam’ of Hillsborough disaster

30 June 2015
Inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the 1989 disaster are continuing to hear evidence about fans’ last movements.

Hillsborough inquest told cop turned away

16 June 2015
The father of two teenage victims of the Hillsborough football disaster told an inquest that police ignored his pleas for help.

Hillsborough victim's "eyes moved" after crush

09 June 2015
Inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster have heard that 18 year old victim Gary Jones was responsive following the crush.

Hillsborough inquest hears of attempts to revive Adam Spearritt

02 June 2015
Fresh inquests into the Hillsborough disaster heard evidence about 14 year old victim Adam Spearritt on Monday of this week.

'I felt a pulse' says police officer at Hillsborough inquests

26 May 2015
Fresh inquests into the Hillsborough football disaster have heard more evidence relating to the movements of victims.

Friend of ten year old Hillsborough victim says police 'lost control of the turnstiles'

19 May 2015
The Hillsborough inquests heard evidence relating to the youngest victim of the disaster, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, last week.

Cops knew they had no grounds for ‘conspiracy theory’ that blamed Hillsborough fans

12 May 2015
Police were guilty of a “serious failing” during the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, a former chief inspector has admitted.

Hillsborough inquests hear about dead fan's last movements

12 May 2015
Inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster have begun hearing evidence relating to the last movements of those who died.

Top cop Bettison 'tried to concoct a story of drunken fans' at Hillsborough

05 May 2015
A former chief inspector was part of an internal police group tasked with blaming football fans for the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.

Inquest hears 'clear evidence' that Hillsborough cops tried to smear fans

28 April 2015
An inquest has heard of “clear evidence” that police tried to denigrate Liverpool football fans in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough cop admits evidence was 'amended'

21 April 2015
A former chief superintendent has admitted that police presented a report referring to Liverpool fans as drunk “animals” in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.

Cops searched for evidence to blame fans for deadly crush, Hillsborough inquests hear

07 April 2015
The Hillsborough inquests heard former top cop Peter Hayes agree that cops tried to gather evidence against fans—but he denies being involved in lying, reports Sadie Robinson

Police lawyers would 'sort out' Hillsborough statements

31 March 2015
A team of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers reviewed police statements in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster in liaison with lawyers, inquests have heard.

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