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Regarding allegations made by Leslie Jones, father of Richard Jones [Deceased 63], Trevor Hicks, father of Victoria Hicks [Deceased 89] and Sarah Hicks [Deceased 64], and Joan McBrien, mother of John McBrien [Deceased 68], relating to events preceding, during and immediately following the disaster; (Pages 2 - 3) Enquiry Summary form for Complaint Against Police, 27 Jul 1990; (Page 4) List of complainants [Leslie Jones, Trevor Hicks and Joan McBrien]; (Page 5) Nature of complaints made against Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield. These allege: 1. He failed to acquaint himself with the planning and problems related to the control of the semi final; 2. He failed to prevent the build up of supporters outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles; 3. He failed to monitor the crowd numbers in Pens 3 and 4 of the West Stand terraces; 4. He failed to act when it became obvious these pens were overfull when he had an 'excellent view point from the police box'; 5. He should not have opened Exit Gate C under any circumstances giving unlimited and uncontrolled access to the supporters; 6. He failed to control the movement of the supporters following his orders to open Exit Gate C; 7. He failed to make provision to supporters once he had given the order to open Exit Gate C; 8. He failed to respond to the 'developing tragedy' and was slow to effect a rescue operation; 9. He failed to act when it was obvious people were in distress; 10. He was 'deceitful' and intentionally misled senior police officers and members of the public regarding his command and control of police officers at the semi-final; 11. He attempted to mislead Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson [South Yorkshire Police], representatives of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, the Football Association and the supporters by inferring supporters had forced open Exit Gate C; 12. [As an alternative to complaint 10] He colluded with Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson to mislead the public over the opening of Exit Gate C; (Pages 6 - 8) Foreword by Chief Constable Leslie Sharp, Cumbria Constabulary; (Pages 9 - 11) Circumstances surrounding complaints; (Pages 11 - 16) Details of complaints; (Pages 17 - 94) Details of investigation; (Pages 94 - 95) Antecedents; (Pages 96 - 143) Document Section containing copies of documents referenced throughout that are not in the Report to the Director of Public Prosecutions [POL/18], 23 Oct 1989 - 17 Jul 1990. ... more
Includes Extract of unidentified Report regarding South Yorkshire Police's planning of the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough pp.150 - 173. South Yorkshire Police Memorandum regarding Emergency Evacuation Procedure at Hillsborough Stadium, 9 August 1988. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club instructions for Match Day Staff and Stewards. Minutes of Meetings between Football League Club Secretaries, Directors and senior South Yorkshire Police Officers 1986 - 1989. Typed notes entitled "Hillsborough FA Cup Semi Final Policing Cost", Chief Superintendent Denton, 29 June 1989. Report following meeting of the fire and ambulance agreement, 1988. Handwritten notes relating to David Duckenfield Charge 4. South Yorkshire Police Hillsborough Enquiry Disciplinary File: Summary of Evidence for South Yorkshire Police Officers. Specimen South Yorkshire Police Officers Questionnaire regarding Actions or Duties at the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final. South Yorkshire Police Officers Witness Statements and Officers Reports (some annotated. HOLMES computer print): R129, S565, S29, R306, R215, R5, S617, S670. ... more
Includes: Correspondence to the Chief Inspector of Social Services from North West Social Services and Humber Social Services, outlining steps taken by Liverpool Social Services immediately after the disaster. Report from the director of Social Services, Liverpool. Private Office correspondence regarding the setting up of a Joint Working Group following the disaster and a report "After Hillsborough: A Report and Recommendations for co-ordinating and Delivering Helping Services of the Director of Social Services of the areas affected". Correspondence regarding the Hillsborough Inter Agency Conference, October 1992. Draft National Institute for Social Work report "Making a Difference: Social Work after Hillsborough" ... more