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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.

Hillsborough police failings 'direct cause of fans’ deaths'

24 March 2015
Police failed to stop a dangerous buildup of fans in the run-up to the Hillsborough football disaster, inquests have heard.

Hillsborough police chief gives final evidence to inquest

18 March 2015
David Duckenfield has agreed that his failings were "the direct cause of the deaths of 96 persons in the Hillsborough tragedy".

Inquests hear cop Duckenfield accept his 'serious failures' resulted in Hillsborough disaster

17 March 2015
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is continuing to give evidence to inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the 1989 disaster.

Hillsborough: top cop in charge admits ‘far-reaching deceit’ but QC asks if he was coached for inquests

14 March 2015
Relatives of fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster walked out of inquests into their deaths in disgust yesterday, Friday, as cop apologises and admits "far-reaching deceit".

Top Hillsborough cop admits failings

10 March 2015
Match commander David Duckenfield has accepted responsibility for some of the police failings during the Hillsborough football disaster.

Hillsborough inquests hear of police plan to 'blame' Liverpool fans for disaster

10 March 2015
Senior police officers met two days after the Hillsborough disaster and drew up a plan to blame Liverpool fans for the crush, an inquest has heard. 

Police information on Hillsborough fans was 'false', inquests hear

03 March 2015
Police gave a false impression of fans’ alcohol consumption in the wake of the Hillsborough football disaster, an inquest has heard.

More lies from cops, Hillsborough inquests hear

24 February 2015
Police lied about the Hillsborough football disaster, according to a doctor giving evidence to inquests this week.

Cops blamed 'drunken' fans for Hillsborough football disaster

17 February 2015
Former Police Federation secretary Paul Middup has said fans’ behaviour helped cause the Hillsborough football disaster.

Police pushed fans back into deadly crush during Hillsborough disaster, inquest hears

03 February 2015
Police pushed fans back into a deadly crush during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster and threatened others with arrest, an inquest has heard.

Some Hillsborough victims went to temporary mortuary due to lack of resources

13 January 2015
A consultant has described how some victims of the Hillsborough disaster were taken to a temporary mortuary because there weren’t enough resources to treat them.

The Troublemaker

13 January 2015
The Troublemaker looks at Tory plans to make it harder to strike, Cameron's green credentials and slurs on the football fans who died at Hillsborough

Hillsborough boy was alive among dead, inquests hear

16 December 2014
A leading ambulance worker pulled a boy out alive from a pile of dead bodies during the Hillsborough football disaster.

'More could have lived' at Hillsborough

09 December 2014
Ambulance staff said lives could have been saved if they had done things differently during the Hillsborough football disaster.

Police solicitor asked Hillsborough cops to 'review' evidence, inquests hear

02 December 2014
Former police officers were asked to “review” their evidence in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Hillsborough cop agrees that police 'did nothing' to stop crush

25 November 2014
A police sergeant on duty during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster has said the officers in charge on the day “didn’t step up to the plate”.

Hillsborough cop denies policing was 'shambles'

18 November 2014
A former superintendent on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster has denied that he could have done more to help fans trapped in a crush.

CCTV footage 'disappeared' after the Hillsborough football disaster

11 November 2014
CCTV footage from the Hillsborough disaster disappeared from the stadium, a jury has heard.

Hillsborough cop sorry for ‘misleading the court’

28 October 2014
A former police superintendent has admitted misleading the court during fresh inquests relating to the Hillsborough disaster. Roger Marshall told the jury last week, “I offer my unreserved apology for misleading the court.”

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