Hillsborough: Plea to help with legal costs

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

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SOUTH Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner received assurances that legal funding was not available from police staff associations before agreeing to pay the costs of eight former officers taking part in the forthcoming Hillsborough inquests.

The Superintendents Association and the Chief Police Officers Staff Association have funded legal proceedings for members, who include those retired from service, but a spokesman for Shaun Wright’s office said the officers had indicated that route was not available to them.

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

Legal costs for the Hillsborough families are being funded by the Government.

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hillsborough in the aftermath of the disaster.

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