High court quash accidental death verdicts

Justice For the 96


The high court have quashed the original inquest verdicts of accidental death of the 96 Liverpool supporters killed at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

The Lord Chief Justice told the high court “there is ample evidence to suggest that the 3.15 cutoff was seriously flawed.”

“The interests of justice must be served.”

The attorney general had requested a new inquest be held into the deaths and the Lord Chief Justice approved the application, meaning a new enquiry will now take place.

It was also announced on Friday morning that there will be a new police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster, the home secretary, Theresa May, announced.

A historic day at the high court signalled the first time any court had given their verdict in favour of the families of the Hillsborough families.

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