New Hillsborough inquest ordered
The Attorney General today applied for new inquests to be held into the Hillsborough tragedy.
Dominic Grieve said the decision was down to a combination of new medical evidence and the doctoring of police statements related to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
“I believe that the case for the High Court to quash the original inquests is a good one. My application has now been lodged with the Court. It is my intention to appear to argue the case at the hearing that will take place in the High Court," Mr Grieve said.
"The application aims to meet tests set out in Section 13 of the Coroners Act, the most relevant of which are the discovery of new facts or evidence and that it is necessary or desirable in the interests of justice that new inquests should be held.