Hillsborough papers forthcoming

Home Secretary Theresa May has stated that she will do everything in her power to release the official papers detailing the true story of what happened at the Hillsborough disaster, as the families of the bereaved get closer to the truth.

96 Liverpool fans lost their lives in the stadium tragedy back in April 1989, and calls have increased for the Government to come clean on the true cause of the disaster.

Claims have indicated that the fans were to blame for the stadium collapse, but the police are expected to come under scrutiny after being cleared of any wrongdoing at the time.

With David Cameron yesterday also admitting the papers would be released to the families in the near future, May has backed up the prime minister.

“As Home Secretary, I will do everything in my power to ensure that the families and the public get the truth,” she stated in the House of Commons.

“No government papers will be withheld from the panel, no attempts to suppress publication will be made, no stone will be left unturned.

“The principle underlying the process is that of maximum possible disclosure and disclosure to the families first and then to the wider public.

“The Government’s position has absolutely nothing to do with attempting to suppress the release of these papers or to somehow hide the truth. And I am sorry that the way the Government responded to the Freedom of Information Act request, causing anxiety among the families and concern on Merseyside and beyond,” she concluded.

By Gareth McKnight