The shame I feel for the way our police force and others acted all those years ago in Sheffield has left me numb ……forged documents and reports,briefs to the then prime minister explaining what was going on ignored ,courts and inquests lied to ……headlines in newspapers full of lies and MP,S briefing against the public …….even children who died at the scene had their bodies tested for alcohol in a vain attempt to blame them for what happened ……I for one am ashamed for the way my country conducted itself in this matter …….
All those involved still alive from the top to the bottom should now be held accountable including the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Below are some disturbing pictures from the time
Below a picture showing the respect Everton supporters have shown for their rival supporters …credit to them
Sky news today …
Criminal prosecutions against those implicated in the Hillsborough disaster are looking increasingly likely after South Yorkshire’s chief constable said police officers who engaged in a cover-up should face charges.
A damning report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel laid bare the full extent of police failings that led to the tragedy and their subsequent attempts to shift the blame on to its 96 victims.
The report found that 164 police statements were altered, 116 of them to remove or alter “unfavourable” comments about the policing of the match and the unfolding disaster.
David Crompton, who was appointed chief constable of South Yorkshire Police in April, said the issue of criminal responsibility for the changing of statements was the same as in any other situation.
“If someone has falsified something and it breaches the criminal law then, fair enough, that applies to anybody, whether it’s in relation to Hillsborough or anything else.
“They should face prosecution, let’s be clear about it,” he said.