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