Hillsborough victories open the door to criminal charges

From left:  Jenny Hicks, Andy Burnham MP and Margaret Aspinall leave the High Court in London, after the court quashed the original accidental death inquest verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool football fans died in the crush at Hillsborough 23 years ago.

From left: Jenny Hicks, Andy Burnham MP and Margaret Aspinall leave the High Court in London, after the court quashed the original accidental death inquest verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool football fans died in the crush at Hillsborough 23 years ago.

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A DOUBLE victory has been achieved in the Hillsborough families’ 23-year fight for justice as a new police investigation was launched into the tragedy and fresh inquests were ordered into the deaths of the 96 victims.

The inquiry could open the door for criminal charges against those involved in the 1989 disaster and the cover-up which followed.

The development follows the resignation of former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, who quit in the wake of a damning report that laid bare official attempts to shift the blame on to Liverpool fans.

 

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