Hillsborough disaster


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Hillsborough disaster

A mass disaster which occurred in 1989 at the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield, England, during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest FC, in which 96 Liverpool fans died (from crush injuries and suffocation) and 766 were injured.

The official inquiry, the Taylor Report, attributed the tragedy to a failure of police to control the crowd, and led to elimination of standing terraces in large football venues in England and Scotland.
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The WMP officers faced allegations they "failed to investigate the cause of the Hillsborough disaster properly".
By ELEANOR BARLOW News Reporter THREE trials are anticipated for the six men facing charges arising from the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
A FORMER chief constable has been blasted over an upcoming book defending his role in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.
Over the years that have passed by, it would have been easy for them to leave it and lay it to rest and move on but the families of the Hillsborough disaster have had this desire and drive to get a conclusion.
South Yorkshire Police - which is under intense scrutiny over its role in the Hillsborough disaster - faced claims that officers used "excessive force" against picketing miners, manipulated statements and gave false evidence in court.
The incident occurred on Saturday April 4 when Langton was involved in an exchange responding to tweets indicating that someone was selling memorial tickets relating to the Hillsborough disaster.
KENNY Dalglish has been questioned at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster about the behaviour of Liverpool fans and hooliganism.
THE Cabinet Office is making "urgent inquiries" following claims that government computers were used to make offensive and inflammatory comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
THOUSANDS of people gathered at Anfield yesterday for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
The trouble began after referee Dean Whitestone blew his whistle to mark the beginning of a minute's silence in respect for victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
NINETY-SIX red roses placed on seats at the front of the Leppings Lane end provided a poignant tribute to the Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster.
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