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Burnham: Claims Hillsborough fans were blamed 'appalling'

Andy Burnham, the Labour MP for Leigh, Greater Manchester, has said it is "simply appalling" that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was told a senior Merseyside police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for causing the Hillsborough disaster.

Mr Burnham, who has campaigned for the Hillsborough families, said he was shocked to hear of the contents of leaked documents seen by the BBC.

  • 15 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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