The over-crowded middle pens at the Leppings Lane end of the stadium resulted in a devastating crush
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Hillsborough families call for new inquests and criminal charges

Relatives of those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster have called for fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium in 1989.

The calls have come after a report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel found that 41 of the 96 who died had the "potential to survive".

There is also mounting pressure for criminal charges to be brought against those involved in the subsequent police cover-up.

The report concluded that lives could have been saved if the emergency services had acted more effectively and said police officers had altered witness statements to shift blame on to the victims.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 13 Sep 2012
  • From the section UK