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Hillsborough: leaked documents reveal police blamed drunk Liverpool fans

by | 15th, March 2012

HILLSBOROUGH continues to be an unfinished story. Papers leaked from Downing Street to BBC Radio 4’s The World at One reveal that a high ranking police officers told Margaret Thatcher that “drunken Liverpool fans” had been a big part in causing the deaths of 96 people. The media and the police colluded to blame the fans. (The story has travelled .)

The papers seen by the Independent Hillsborough Panel show that four days after the horror, one of Mrs Thatcher’s No. 10 policy unit met with Merseyside police officers. The police said that Liverpool fans turning up without tickets had been a “key factor” in the overcrowding at the Leppings

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