Over 1400 officers face Hillsborough probe

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The names of 1,444 former and serving British police officers have been passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over Hillsborough tragedy.

The names have been handed over by police chiefs in South Yorkshire to the IPCC as part of the investigation into the Hillsborough disaster. The list given to the IPCC includes the names of all the officers who were working on the day and those who were involved in the aftermath.

Home Affairs Committee Chairman Keith Vaz told MPs the figure, revealed to him in a letter from South Yorkshire police’s chief constable, was “huge” and more than what they expected.

The government said the “the enormity” of the investigation would not prevent the IPCC to have a thorough look at the case.

However, during a Commons debate on the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report last night, British MPs said they were concerned the IPCC does not have enough resources to handle the probe on its own.

The Hillsborough disaster was a human crush which resulted in the death of 94 people on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.

The inquiries on Hillsborough tragedy are conducted into possible crimes committed by police including a huge cover-up of mistakes made during the disaster.