Challenging the legality and rational of the South Yorkshire Police Authority to provide financial assistance towards the defence of Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and Superintendent Bernard Murray in the Private Prosecution; [with South Yorkshire Police annotations]. ... more
Regarding allegations made by Leslie Jones, father of Richard Jones [Deceased 63] and Trevor Hicks, father of Victoria Hicks [Deceased 89] and Sarah Hicks [Deceased 64], relating to events preceding, during and immediately following the disaster; (Pages 2 - 3) Enquiry Summary form for Complaint Against Police; (Pages 4) List of complainants [Leslie Jones and Trevor Hicks]; (Page 5) Nature of complaints made against Superintendent Roger Greenwood. These allege: 1. He failed to prevent a dangerous build up of supporters outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles; 2. He failed to control the movement of supporters subsequent to the opening of Exit Gate C; 3. He failed to send police officers to the rear of Pens 3 and 4 of the West Stand terraces to relieve pressure when he was in control of this area and knew Exit Gate C had been opened to allow supporters in; 4. He failed to carry out his assigned duty by placing himself by the player's tunnel. He should have been aware of the dangerous situation using his radio and his eyes and controlled police officers accordingly; 5.He failed to give instructions to police officers to monitor the Pens in the West Stand terraces for overcrowding in relation to crowd safety at his briefings; 6. He failed to respond to the 'developing tragedy' and was slow to effect a rescue operation; 7. He was 'totally ineffective' in mounting a rescue and made no attempt to organise police officers in a way that would have helped bring about a successful rescue operation; (Pages 6 - 8) Foreword by Chief Constable Leslie Sharp, Cumbria Constabulary; (Pages 9 - 10) Circumstances surrounding complaints; (Pages 10 - 12) Details of complaints; (Pages 13 - 35) Details of investigation; (Pages 35 - 36) Antecedents; (Pages 37 - 42) Conclusion; (Pages 43 - 63) Document Section containing copies of documents referenced throughout that are not in the Report to the Director of Public Prosecutions [POL/18 and WMP/1], 7 Jun 1989 - 24 Jul 1990. ... more
This file contains the following items:
Correspondence with Keeble Hawson Solicitors and Insurers regarding Legal changes and costs incurred from the West Midlands Police Investigation, September 1990 - April 1991.
Submission on behalf of Sheffield City Council to the Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster, annotated, March 1991.
Correspondence from BBC Special Current Affairs Unit to David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council, requesting information for a television programme with Middlesex Hospital Stress Clinic, January 1991.
Correspondence from Neighbourhood Revitalisation Service, Sheffield to Councillor Clive Betts, Leader of Sheffield City Council concerning the development of a Hillsborough Community Development Trust, January 1991.
Letters from Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council to Principal District Surveyor and Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council stating there are no grounds for taking disciplinary action against them, with memorandum from City Solicitor to Chief Executive clarifying this position, January 1991.
Letter from C. Dorries, HM Coroner from Dr Slater, Consultant Pathologist, Rotherham Hospital, regarding requests from Ann Williams, Mother of Kevin Williams [Deceased 51], in relation to the cause of death, June 1995. ... more
Correspondence between South Yorkshire Police, West Midlands Police, HM Coroner (South Yorkshire: West District), Families of the deceased, Crown Prosecution Service, Hillsborough Family Support Group, ACPO, solicitors [representing families of the deceased, South Yorkshire Police and other parties]; Includes, Requests of information relating to requests from the Coroner's Inquests of Sarah and Victoria Hicks, Paul Carlile and Adam Spearritt (1990 - 1991); Correspondence between ACPO and Hillsborough Family Support Group relating to the financial assistance from Police Authorities for Greenwood, Murray and Duckenfield (1998 - 1999); Correspondence relating to request from Hillsborough Family Support Group requesting the release of original witness statements, documents and electronic documents retained on Holmes for use in the Committal Bundle at Leeds Magistrates' Court following Stuart Smith Scrutiny; Requests for specific witness statements; Witness Summons of South Yorkshire Police to produce documents at Leeds Magistrates' Court; Papers relating to the costs of providing copies; Request of copy of Actions issued in relating to the Hillsborough Disaster; Request for David Duckenfield and Bernard Murray's Briefing notes; Request for original Operational Order; Transcript of 3 September 1999 before Justice Hooper Regina v Murray and Duckenfield in the High Court of Justice, Leeds, order for South Yorkshire Police to make available copies of documents requested by Hillsborough Family Support Group on 20 August 1999; Copy of Letters from Nicholson, Health and Safety Executive to Assistant Chief Constable Mervyns Jones, West Midlands Police relating to the removal of broken crush barrier 124A, July 1989."; ... more
Papers regarding the disaster including correspondence regarding donations to the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal by other Council's and individuals and funding of West Midlands Police's Inquiry, Internal Sheffield City Council Memorandum and reports and copies of newspaper and magazine articles
Page 94 of this document is a photocopy of a letter partly obscured by a compliment slip. The page as it appears is exactly the same as the paper copy. Page 95 is a photocopy of a letter, which may be the complete version of the letter on page 94. ... more
Indexed 1- 17. Includes memorandum relating to meetings with Solicitors/ Insurers regarding the legal position of claims against South Yorkshire Chief Constable, Press statements, information about the officers making claims including analysis of events, medical treatment; Counsel's Notes and Opinion. ... more
Includes: Agenda for meetings, Summaries of attendance at Hillsborough pre Disaster, Press Releases, Notes of conversations, Draft Pro Forma outline of Inquests, Correspondence Minutes of meeting to discuss procedural matters ... more
Includes letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee sent to all solicitors acting on behalf of the relatives of the deceased outlining the formalities of the Coroner's Inquests into named individuals and the Coroner's Evidence [Body] Files, 9 March 1990.
Draft note for file of meetings between HM Coroner and legal representatives of the relatives of the deceased discussing interim measures with interested parties.
Correspondence relating to the availability of pathologists who may be called to the Inquest and payment of services.
Correspondence relating to the publication of reports in Liverpool Law Library including Notes of conversations.
Letter from Liverpool Children Hospital to HM Coroner requesting copies of Post Mortem Reports, with reply, 27 July 1989.
Letter from Dr Robert Forrest to HM Coroner regarding the reanalysis of blood samples, July 1989.
Correspondence regarding the release of Post Mortem Reports with [solicitors of relatives of the deceased].
List of solicitors representing families of the deceased at the Inquests.
Correspondence and Minutes of meetings held to discuss the procedures of the Resumed Inquest, including: policy, Transcriptions, building arrangements, finances and aspects to be covered in the Inquests and Pre Inquest review.
Gate attendance figures.
Home Office Affairs Report "Policing Football Hooliganism: Volume 1", February 1991.
Typed Personal Account of [Dr] Robert Forest.
Copy of Coping with Hillsborough leaflet.
Time line of events with timings.
Specimen form to be completed by witnesses.
Correspondence relating to the registration of deaths.
Notes of meetings with Health and Safety Executive and Sheffield City Council. ... more
File of correspondence from South Yorkshire Police Authority, South Yorkshire Police, Superintendent Association, Russell Jones and Walker Solicitors, Sir Jack Layden concerning the Special Police Authority Meetings regarding financial assistance towards the claims of South Yorkshire Police Officers on the 2nd and 16th November and 7th December 1990; Includes papers by the Police Authority regarding applications submitted by Chief Superintendent Duckenfield, Superintendents Marshall Murray, Greenwood, N2684 and N2685; Appendix showing expenditures incurred by the officers; Copy of Deputy Chief Constable's address given at the meeting of 2nd November 1990; Agenda and supporting papers for the meeting on the 16th November 1990 with copy of Chief Constable's press release issued immediately after the Authority meeting. Notes taken at the Pre Inquest Review meeting held on 30th October 1990. ... more
The minutes have annotations and highlights; Also Includes correspondence between Irvine Patnick and Whites News, which include copies of Witness Statements and Typed Recollections from various parties. ... more
This file contains requests for disclosure from the Hillsborough Family Support Group, families of the deceased and survivors of South Yorkshire Police documents. Including photographs, video material, police officer's reports, Witness Statements, material contained in the Body Files; Includes: Policy papers, handwritten notes and legal advice relating to requests for disclosure and the policy of destroying of unwanted material; Correspondence between Police Federation, Hillsborough Family Support Group, Jack Straw, Home Secretary, South Yorkshire Police, H.M. Coroner, South Yorkshire Police Authority and photographers; Also includes: List of Nominals for Incident I08; HOLMES print out for Edward Spearritt, father Adam Spearritt [Deceased 94] includes copies of witness statements S133, and Questionnaire QSLI/06; Plan of the arrangement of the barriers in the West Terrace prepared by the Health and Safety Executive showing the alterations that took place between Pre 1979 and 1985; Photocopy of pages 35 - 37 of Lord Justice Taylor's Final Report which relate to police control; Five 10 x 7.5cm colour photographs of the Leppings Lane Turnstiles, crowds in the West Stand Terraces and ambulance during the rescue attempt at the terraces; Visual evidence from the Coroner's Evidence File of Sarah Louise Hicks [Deceased 64] ; Colour prints of Liverpool supporters in the West Stand Terraces and on the pitch during the rescue attempts and in the aftermath of the crush, Includes markers identifying deceased reference numbers. PR1/A/22A, PR5/A/17, PR6/A/2A, DB/16/A/29 - 30, NGN2/3, NGN1/55. 25X17.5cm; Notes, agenda and report regarding revised charges for providing archival material; Newspaper cuttings from Sunday People relating to the release of new evidence, 22nd February 1989; Correspondence with HM Coroner relating to the release of documents to the Hillsborough Family Support Group under Rule 57 of the Coroner's Rules, September 1998; Correspondence between the Hillsborough Family Support Group and Peter Metcalf, [Hammond Suddards] requesting to view specific documents, Includes the rules for disclosure, September 1999; Request from Ann Williams, regarding statement of Dr Forrest, with testament from Dr Forrest, October 2001. Correspondence from Liverpool supporter, who survived the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final, requesting information about CCTV cameras relating to a game between Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanders, 2001; Requests from survivors relating to claims against South Yorkshire Police, 2001; Requests for information relating to ex Police Constable N5600, South Yorkshire Police, 2003- 2005. ... more
Correspondence between West Midlands Police, Dr Popper, HM Coroner, Hillsborough Steering Committee, Hammond Suddards, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Police Authority, City of Liverpool Council and the Police Federation; Includes request for disclosure, policy papers, South Yorkshire Police memorandums and legal advice relating to requests for disclosure of witness statements and photographs which were made in relation to the West Midlands Police Inquiry [largely relating to claims for compensation]; Also includes copy of Newspaper article from the Birmingham Sunday Mercury "Sobbing Scousers drowning in Liverpool of sentimental tears", 19th April 1992 and request from a researcher, December 1992. ... more
Regarding allegations made by Liverpool supporters, N810 and Eddie Spearritt, father of Adam Edward Spearritt [Deceased 72], relating to an alleged neglect of duty for failing to open the perimeter gate to Pen 4 of the West Stand terraces sooner; This is the transcript for the interview taken by West Midlands Police as part of the disciplinary and criminal investigations against a South Yorkshire Police Constable. It was included in the report submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions as Appendix C, Part VII (Pages 441 - 542); The specific allegations made by a Liverpool supporter, are: 1. That a South Yorkshire Police Constable, ignored pleas from them and other supporters to open the perimeter gate to Pen 4 of the West Stand terraces, used uncivil language and should have helped him and other supporters; The specific allegations made by Eddie Spearritt, Liverpool supporter and father of Adam Edward Spearritt [Deceased 72], are: 1. They failed to open the perimeter gate to Pen 4 of the West Stand terraces despite loud appeals and their close proximity and his inaction had a direct bearing on the death of his son and injuries to himself; (Pages 1 - 100) Transcript of criminal interview; (Pages 101 - 104) Transcript of disciplinary interview. ... more
Regarding allegations made by Liverpool supporter Stephen Hendry, relating to an alleged neglect of duty for failing to open the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces sooner and pushing a supporter back into Pen 3; This is the transcript for the interview taken by West Midlands Police as part of the disciplinary and criminal investigations against a South Yorkshire Police Constable. It was included in the report submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions as Appendix C, Part VII (Pages 345 - 440); The specific allegations made by a Liverpool supporter, are: 1. That the police officer standing on the pitch side by the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces, should have opened the gate when asked 'because it would have saved the life of some supporters'; 2. The police officer pushed one supporter back into Pen 3 when he did open the perimeter gate; The specific allegations made by Stephen Hendry, Liverpool supporter, are: 1. The police officer would not open the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces and told the crowd to 'push back', despite loud pleas from himself and other supporters; 2. That when supporters climbed onto the perimeter fence the same police officer grabbed an unknown supporter and pushed them back over the perimeter fence into Pen 3; (Pages 1 - 93) Transcript of criminal interview; (Pages 94 - 98) Transcript of disciplinary interview. ... more
Regarding procedural and administrative matters of the Resumed Inquests; Pre Inquest Review; Use of evidence and witnesses. The file is divided by the different solicitors.
The first part of the file is labelled "DPP" and includes correspondence between HM Coroner and Hammond Suddards, Solicitors [South Yorkshire Police].
The second part of the file includes correspondence from solicitors acting on behalf of relatives of the deceased and witnesses giving evidence at the Inquests. Also includes papers relating to the draft summaries of fact.
A file divider labelled "Acting for Football Supporters Association- Hill Dickinson", enclosing related papers with regards to their case. ... more
Gives a list of tasks to complete, timetable for an evening match at Hillsborough and correspondence to the Scrutiny from Ian Daines. Includes disclosure policy surrounding Hillsborough documents including police statements. ... more
File labelled "Funding for Legal Representation Hillsborough)". Includes index of contents for file, correspondence, extracts from minutes and notes all relating to the funding of legal representation. ... more