David Cameron today told the House of Commons how the South Yorkshire police orchestrated a cover up over their role in the Hillsborough stadium disaster, which saw 96 people die.
The Hillsborough documents revealed Liverpool fans neither caused nor contributed to the disaster that took place on the 15th April 1989.
The Prime Minister has said he is “profoundly sorry” for what he described as the “double injustice” of the tragedy, and described the documents as “deeply distressing.”
The report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel revealed how the police and emergency services made “strenuous attempts” to deflect the blame for the disaster on to the innocent Liverpool fans, claiming they had been drunk, ticketless and unruly.
The Prime Minister told MPs: “With the weight of the new evidence in this Report, it is right for me today as Prime Minister to make a proper apology to the families of the 96 for all they have suffered over the past 23 years.
“On behalf of the Government – and indeed our country – I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long.”
He also revealed that Attorney General Dominic Grieve would review the report as quickly as possible in order to decide whether to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest, saying it will be for the court to make the final decision.