British police alter witness statements

Fans are crushed to death at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

British police have been accused of altering witness statements obtained from the 1989 Hillsborough disaster when 96 people died from overcrowding at a football game, an inquiry has revealed.

At least 238 statements that police took from people at the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest have been found to be falsified allegedly by Yorkshire police, which comes as part of the biggest police corruption inquiry ever mounted in England and Wales.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said in its investigation into the police misconduct it has discovered 90 pocket books belonging to officers on duty at the time of the incident.

In what they call South Yorkshire police™s ˜black propaganda™ campaign the IPCC said they revealed an additional 74 police statements misrepresented the original content, which adds to last year™s 164 police statements found to be amended.

Almost half of the total statements found altered had reports of ˜negative comments™ from the actions of the police at the FA Cup semi-final.

The IPCC is set to call witnesses to defend the allegations brought against them at an appeals court.


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