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      Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster

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      Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Jan 12, 2017 02:24:35 pm
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #1: Jan 12, 2017 02:31:19 pm
      Hopefully one small step closer to justice and final closure
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #2: Jan 12, 2017 02:31:44 pm
      Hillsborough suspect files passed to Crown Prosecution Service

      Files on 23 people and organisations involved in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service.

      An inquests jury concluded last April that the 96 victims of the FA Cup semi-final tragedy were unlawfully killed.

      The jury found match the commander, Ch Supt David Duckenfield, responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence.

      Prosecutors will now decide whether to bring criminal charges against the unnamed 23.

      The announcement follows the conclusion of two criminal investigations that were ordered in 2012.

      Operation Resolve examined events up to and including the day of the disaster, including the police planning and preparation, ground design and the emergency response, while the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation looked into allegations of a cover-up in the days and weeks that followed.

      Fifteen of the 23 suspects relate to Operation Resolve and eight to the IPPC investigation, but the names of individuals and organisations named in the files passed to prosecutors have not been made public.

      Some of those previously named as suspects have died and cannot therefore be prosecuted.

      Charges being considered include:
      Gross negligence manslaughter
      Perverting the course of justice
      Misconduct in a public office
      Offences under the Safety at Sports Grounds Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act
      Misconduct in a public office
      Perverting the course of justice
      Conspiring to pervert the course of justice


      The CPS will also consider "any other relevant offences" on the evidence presented by both investigation teams, the IPCC said.

      More than 170 allegations of police misconduct continue to be investigated by both the IPCC and Operation Resolve.

      Families of those who died in the Sheffield tragedy have campaigned for more than 25 years to have individuals or public bodies held to account.

      Giving evidence at the Hillsborough Inquests, former South Yorkshire Ch Supt Duckenfield accepted his failure to close a tunnel was the "direct cause of the deaths of 96 people".

      In his recent book, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, revealed that he was being treated as a suspect by the IPCC in mid-2015.

      At the inquests, he said he was not part of a black propaganda unit set up to blame Liverpool fans.

      It is not known whether his name has been put forward for a charging decision.

      The IPCC probe is the biggest criminal investigation into alleged police misconduct ever conducted in England and Wales.

      It's understood the CPS may take up to six months to consider all the evidence.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38582111
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #3: Jan 12, 2017 02:37:33 pm
      This is far more important news than any transfer stuff.  Nearly 28 years in the making and not quite there yet, nevertheless it's very welcome.
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #4: Jan 12, 2017 05:38:42 pm
      Hillsborough suspect files passed to Crown Prosecution Service

      Files on 23 people and organisations involved in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service.

      An inquests jury concluded last April that the 96 victims of the FA Cup semi-final tragedy were unlawfully killed.

      The jury found match the commander, Ch Supt David Duckenfield, responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence.

      Prosecutors will now decide whether to bring criminal charges against the unnamed 23.

      The announcement follows the conclusion of two criminal investigations that were ordered in 2012.

      Operation Resolve examined events up to and including the day of the disaster, including the police planning and preparation, ground design and the emergency response, while the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation looked into allegations of a cover-up in the days and weeks that followed.

      Fifteen of the 23 suspects relate to Operation Resolve and eight to the IPPC investigation, but the names of individuals and organisations named in the files passed to prosecutors have not been made public.

      Some of those previously named as suspects have died and cannot therefore be prosecuted.

      Charges being considered include:
      Gross negligence manslaughter
      Perverting the course of justice
      Misconduct in a public office
      Offences under the Safety at Sports Grounds Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act
      Misconduct in a public office
      Perverting the course of justice
      Conspiring to pervert the course of justice


      The CPS will also consider "any other relevant offences" on the evidence presented by both investigation teams, the IPCC said.

      More than 170 allegations of police misconduct continue to be investigated by both the IPCC and Operation Resolve.

      Families of those who died in the Sheffield tragedy have campaigned for more than 25 years to have individuals or public bodies held to account.

      Giving evidence at the Hillsborough Inquests, former South Yorkshire Ch Supt Duckenfield accepted his failure to close a tunnel was the "direct cause of the deaths of 96 people".

      In his recent book, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, revealed that he was being treated as a suspect by the IPCC in mid-2015.

      At the inquests, he said he was not part of a black propaganda unit set up to blame Liverpool fans.

      It is not known whether his name has been put forward for a charging decision.

      The IPCC probe is the biggest criminal investigation into alleged police misconduct ever conducted in England and Wales.

      It's understood the CPS may take up to six months to consider all the evidence.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38582111

      Thanks RP. Was in the boozer on my phone when posted so difficult to do the fancy stuff with the article.
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #5: Jan 12, 2017 06:13:27 pm
      Thanks RP. Was in the boozer on my phone when posted so difficult to do the fancy stuff with the article.

      No worries, the tweet link is great, I was on the PC, so yes, it is so much easier to C&P stuff.
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      Reply #6: Jan 12, 2017 06:21:59 pm
      Hell slap it up them. 😠
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      Reply #7: Jan 12, 2017 07:02:25 pm
      There needs to be custodial sentences families of the 96 have had life sentences perpetuated by lies.
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      Reply #8: Jan 13, 2017 09:19:59 pm
      There needs to be custodial sentences families of the 96 have had life sentences perpetuated by lies.

      As long as they are found guilty I'm not sure I'd be that bothered about custodial sentences (unless of course the judge insisted they served them in Walton Jail !!!)
      However I would expect that they would lose the trappings of titles, honours , pensions etc.
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #9: Jun 25, 2017 02:43:44 pm
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #10: Jun 27, 2017 04:37:42 pm
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #11: Jun 27, 2017 06:04:26 pm

      Any comment prejudicial to a perceived fair process could result in a charge of contempt of court, either to an individual or in this case a forum carrying those views.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #12: Jun 28, 2017 01:09:22 am
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      Reply #13: Jun 28, 2017 08:19:38 am
      I don't think that was inflammatory at all mate.

      I was joking ha ha haa
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #14: Jun 28, 2017 10:48:00 am
      Is the announcement at 11 or is that when the families are meeting?
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #16: Jun 28, 2017 11:24:32 am
      On Sky now, 6 people charged over Hillsborough
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      Reply #17: Jun 28, 2017 11:25:34 am
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      Reply #18: Jun 28, 2017 11:25:59 am
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #19: Jun 28, 2017 11:28:08 am
      Dukenfield charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. Bettison charged with 4 counts of misconduct in a public office.
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #20: Jun 28, 2017 11:55:31 am
      What would be the implications of guilty verdicts on these individuals?
      Would they forfeit titles, pensions and all the associated benefits of their fraudulent status?
      Margaret Aspinall is quoted as saying she hopes today marks the end of her 28 year fight for justice, amen to that.

      Will the defendants shed any more light on their paymasters?
      Will they disclose why they were promoted beyond their station after lying about the tragedy?
      How far up the ladder of evil is it possible to climb?
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #21: Jun 28, 2017 12:19:03 pm
      I'm seeing people tweeting to be careful what is said about the people charged on social media because it could bias a trial.....what happened to freedom of speech (in England)?

      If people want to call those charged mass murderers that should be their business and their right. How could that affect a trial?
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      Re: Criminal Suspects Identified Regarding Hillsborough Disaster
      Reply #22: Jun 28, 2017 12:25:11 pm
      I'm seeing people tweeting to be careful what is said about the people charged on social media because it could bias a trial.....what happened to freedom of speech (in England)?

      If people want to call those charged mass murderers that should be their business and their right. How could that affect a trial?

      Because the legal system is different in england, people whatever you think have a right to a fair trial and any comments could be seen as prejudicial and could be sedn to affect that right

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