This subject was addressed in part at the Stuart-Smith Scrutiny. Includes lists of those on duty and Witness Statements.
The evidence of these individuals were addressed in part at the Stuart-Smith Scrutiny. Includes evidence of Police Constable Guest, Police Constable Bichard and Chief Inspector McRobbie (South Yorkshire Police), Doug Lock and Roger Holdsworth (Sheffield Wednesday Football Club), and (medical professionals present at the ground, Northern General Hospital and responsible for autopsies of the deceased). Evidence includes Witness Statements, Questionnaires and Officer's Reports as well as correspondence between the Hillsborough Scrutiny Team and South Yorkshire Police. ... more
1. Minutes of meetings of the Taylor Recommendations Implementation Team meeting August, September, October, December 1989; 2. Lord Justice Taylor Interim Report (Marked Confidential Final Revise). Includes 2 annotated copies of a check list entitled 'Work to be done'; Briefing notes for the Deputy Chief Constable relating to the Taylor Recommendations included in the agreement with football clubs; Extract from pages 2 and 3 [Minutes of meetings of the Taylor Recommendations Implementation Team meeting, 11th August 1989] with highlighted markings; Analysis of the Taylor Report; Handwritten alphabetical list of categories; 3. South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Press Release in response to the Lord Justice Taylor Hillsborough Inquiry Report, 4th August 1989; 4. Home Officer Circular 68/1989 Interim Report of the Hillsborough Inquiry, 4th August 1989; 5. [Popplewell Report] Chapter ; 6: Summary of all recommendations, 1986. 6. Photocopy of Green Guide to Safety at Sports Ground, 1986; 7. ACPO Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events: Guide to policing football, October 1987; 8. ACPO Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events: Extract from the Working Party Report into Police use of CCTV and still photography; 9. Photocopy of South Yorkshire Police Standing Instructions for the Policing of Football Matches, April 1986; 10. [South Yorkshire Police] Note for file by Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, [following a meeting] between Alan Hopkins, regarding Recommendations 35 to 38 as contained in the Taylor Inquiry Interim Report, 9th August 1989; 11. Communications Management Summary Paper. Written by Superintendent Parker in response to the Taylor Interim Report. Consists of the actions to be taken [by South Yorkshire Police], 8th August 1989; 12. Telex message from Deputy Chief Constable Hayes, South Yorkshire Police for the attention of all Chief Superintendents in A, B, C, D, and F Divisions stating the formation of an implementation team under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Chief Constable, 10th August 1989; 13. Document entitled 'Possible Implementation Programme for Phases 1 - 6', with annotation markings, [August 1989]; 14. Record of Annual Leave commitments for members of the Implementation Team, covering September and October ; 15. Fees charged by [South Yorkshire Police] for special services at Football matches for the 1988/1989 season. Lists the charges per hour for the different ranks and attendances. 2 copies, 1989; 16. Paper entitled 'Lord Justice Taylor Recommendations Special Police Action Required' written by Chief Inspector Bettison; 17. Lord Justice Taylor Hillsborough Inquiry Interim Report. List of points still to be considered. Annotated; 18. Briefing notes for the meeting of the Implementation Team to be held on the 11th August 1989; 19.[South Yorkshire Police] Note for file by Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, [following a meeting] between Harry Wright, Chief Fire Officer, regarding Recommendations 35 to 38, 14th August 1989; 20. Copies of Draft Agreements between South Yorkshire Police and the five South Yorkshire football clubs as Recommendation 26. Sent by Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police to Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, 15th August 1989; 21.Copy of South Yorkshire Police Finance and General Purposes Committee Joint Report of the Chief Constable and the Chief Legal and Financial Officer, regarding Radio installations at Football League grounds, 15th September 1989; 22. Correspondence between South Yorkshire Police Authority and South Yorkshire Police regarding the annual agreement of charges for policing Football matches, August 1989. Indexed. ... more
23. Report by Detective Inspector King, South Yorkshire Police, showing the behaviour of Liverpool Supporters before, during and after the Disaster, 21 June 1989. This includes: Police reports of 'Liverpool away matches where problems have been encountered with Liverpool supporters' including correspondence from Metropolitan Police to South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, information of Merseyside football clubs visiting London clubs with report 16th June 1989 and match summaries of the following games: Watford v Liverpool provided by Superintendant J. Higgs, Hertfordshire Constabulary, 10th May 1989; Southampton v Liverpool, provided by Acting Superintendant A. McWhirther, Hampshire police, 25th September 1988; Arsenal v Liverpool, 9th November 1988; Millwall v Liverpool, 29th January 1989. Wimbledon v Liverpool, 13th May 1989; Liverpool v Everton, Wembley FA Cup Final, 20 May 1989, provided by the Metropolitan Police. Hull City v Liverpool, provided by Humberside Police, 18th February 1989; Norwich v Everton 1989 FA Cup Semi Final Villa Park, 15th April 1989, includes Witness statements of West Midlands Police officers present at the game; 24. Letter from Doncaster Rovers Football Club to South Yorkshire Police returning signed agreement, 16th August 1989; 25. South Yorkshire Police Report considering the options to cope with the foreseeable patterns of arrival of spectators and their departure, [August 1989]; 26. Report by the South Yorkshire Police Taylor Recommendation Implementation Team on the responsibilities of football clubs vis a vis the police in reference to the Green Guide, Popplewell Reports and Harris v Sheffield United Football Club, August 1989; 27. Working Report on Taylor Interim Report Recommendations 31 to 34 (Communications), 2 copies one annotated, [August 1989]; 28. Minutes of meeting between the Emergency Services and Doncaster Rovers Football Club officials, to discuss the Taylor Interim Report Recommendations 35 -39, 41 and 42, 14 August 1989; 29. Report on the turnstile and CCTV arrangements for the five South Yorkshire football clubs Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, [August 1989]; 30. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum from Assistant Chief Constable to Deputy Chief Constable [Peter Hayes] regarding Paragraph 165 of the Taylor Hillsborough Inquiry Report in relation to crowd monitoring and crowd control. Witness statements describing how Liverpool supporters intended to get into the [1989 FA Cup Semi Final] with schedule showing evidence that Liverpool supporters attended the match without a ticket, [This item is described as 'Conspiracy theory Paper' in the index], 17th August 1989; 31. Copy of South Yorkshire County Council Ground Safety Certificate, 21st December 1979; 32. Copy of South Yorkshire Police F Division Operation order for Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City, 19th August 1989; 33. Laminated card 'aide memoir outlining 'Symptoms, signs and treatment of compression of the chest'. States definition, symptoms and treatment, [Circulated at the meeting of the Taylor Recommendation Team held on 17th August 1989. It is stated in the Minutes that this was circulated by Superintendent Torr and suggested that it should be issued to all officers deployed in football duties as well as club stewards]; 34. Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, Solicitor of Sheffield City Council, regarding the Taylor Recommendations and implications of the Report, 18th August 1989. With reply from R. Pensam, noting amendments to be made to Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday's Safety Certificates, 6th September 1989; 35. Letter from Deputy Chief Constable [Peter Hayes], South Yorkshire Police to E. Hutchinson, Director of Planning, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, regarding the Sport Safety Ground Act in relation to Barnsley Football Club, 22nd August 1989. Includes Minutes of Meeting held at Oakwell Ground, 10th August 1989, which was held to review the Safety Certificate for Barnsley Football Club, between Barnsley Football Club, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire Service, South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service and Officer Working Party; 36. Minutes of meeting and document prepared by Ground Controllers for use in the ground control sub and Sub Divisional Control room and paper entitled 'The Options to cope with the foreseeable patterns of arrival of spectators and their departure', August 1989 [see Item 24], 22nd August 1989; 37. (Original) Signed Agreements between Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Barnsley Football Club and Rotherham United Football Club, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and Sheffield United Football Club, and South Yorkshire Police, August 1989; 38. Letter from Chief Ambulance Officer, South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service to Deputy Chief Constable regarding Recommendation 35, 36 and 41 relating to the Ambulance service in the Taylor Interim Report, 22nd August 1989, with reply from South Yorkshire Police, 29th August 1989; 39. Fax from ACPO Region 2 (North East) to all Chief Constables in ACPO Region 2 forwarding a Telex message received from Chief Constable J. Anderson, Greater Manchester Police, Chairman of ACPO Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events, sent to all ACPO regions requesting information as to the implementation of the Taylor Recommendations, 22nd August 1989. With reply from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, stating the implementation, 23rd August 1989; 40. Minutes of meeting between the Chairmen and Secretaries of the five Football Clubs and South Yorkshire Police to discuss the Taylor Interim Report recommendations, 24th August 1989; 41. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum regarding the function of Major Incident Rooms on match days. Includes a print out of the Major Incident Log for 19th August 1989 (Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich and Rotherham United V Preston North End), 24th August 1989; 42. Letter from Deputy Police Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Police Authority, regarding the increased charges for police services at football events as discussed with the five South Yorkshire Clubs, 25th August 1989; 43. Internal Memorandum from Chief Inspector Edmundson to Chief Superintendent (Operations and Traffic) regarding the use of the Major Incident Room on football match days, 4th September 1989; 44. Annotated draft Agreement for charges for Police services at football matches. Includes one copy faxed to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, with annotations [by Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes] 6th September 1989. Includes reply by Hayes dated 13th September 1989 noting the alterations. 'Note for file' stating the alterations made, 8th September 1989. Copy sent to Acting Assistant Chief Constable Broomhead, with annotations, 21st September 1989; 45. Briefing note prepared for the Deputy Chief Constable for a meeting with Sheffield City Council regarding the sequence of events and decision the in the revision of the Football Ground Safety Certificate, 13th September 1989. Includes Memorandum, 1st September 1989. With supporting appendices relating to the Draft revised Safety Certificate Conditions; 46. Letter from Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary to Chief Constable South Yorkshire Police enclosing a copy of the draft agreement between Derby County Football Club and Derbyshire Constabulary, 11th September 1989; 47. Letter from the Scientific Research and Development Branch, Home Office to Chief Superintendent Broomhead, South Yorkshire Police regarding assistance in implementing the Taylor Recommendation for CCTV at football grounds, 18th September 1989. Enclosing reply sent to Chief Constable Anderson, Greater Manchester Police, 8th September 1989; 48. Minutes of meeting with local authorities, regarding the Taylor Inquiry Report, 1st September 1989. Sent to Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield Metropolitan Councils; 49. Internal Memorandum from Superintendent Waring, South Yorkshire Police to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, regarding a Report relating to Recommendations 31 to 34; 50. Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Hayes to South Yorkshire Police Authority regarding the cost of policing football matches following the implementation of the Taylor recommendations. Includes a draft annotation version of the letter, 25th September 1989. Includes extract from the case between Harris v Sheffield United Football Club and extract from the Sporting Events (control of alcohol) Act 1985) and Letter from Home Secretary [Douglas Hurd] regarding the policing of football matches, 1st March 1989. Indexed. ... more
51. Fax copy of letter from Chief Metropolitan Ambulance Officer, South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service to Graham Mackrell, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Secretary regarding, ambulance services are Hillsborough. A copy of the letter was forwarded to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes South Yorkshire Police. Contains annotations, 14th August 1989; 52. South Yorkshire Police Operations/Contingency documents prepared by the Ground Commanders for use in ground control and Sub Divisional Control for the five South Yorkshire football clubs, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. With South Yorkshire Police Report considering the options to cope with the foreseeable patterns of arrival of spectators and their departure, [August 1989]; 53. Letter from the Chairman of ACPO General Purposes Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events to all Chief Constables regarding the contingency plans for non ticket holders which was discussed at the Implementation Team meeting held on the 8th September 1989. With annotations and markings, 22nd September 1989; 54. Copy letter from Chairman of [ACPO] Joint Consultative Committee, to Chairman of ACPO General Purposes Sub Committee on hooliganism at sporting events, requesting a precise definition of a police officer's power when policing football matches, 26th September 1989; 55. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum regarding the [South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service's] policy of Ambulances at football grounds, 26th September 1989; 56. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum reporting a meeting held with Superintendent Nicholas of the British Transport Police regarding problems which may arise for British Rail and British Transport Police, 26th September 1989; 57. Minutes from Item 2 of Association of Metropolitan Authorities, Police Committee meeting of 27th September 1989. Discussing the Taylor Inquiry Interim Report, with the Recommendations as an Appendix; 58. Copy Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police to Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority enclosing copies of South Yorkshire Police's written agreement with the five South Yorkshire football clubs, 28th September and 9th October 1989. With reply, 4th October 1989; 59. Copy Letter from South Yorkshire Police to F8 Division, Home Office enclosing copies of the Police's agreements with the five South Yorkshire football clubs, 29th September 1989. The F8 Division was part of the Appraisal, monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Police Department of the Home Office. The F8 Division was responsible for Public order (including football hooliganism), firearms matters, offensive weapons, police effectiveness; Secretariat of the Police Department Management Board; 60. Letter from Secretary of ACPO General Purposes Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events to all Chief Constables regarding CCTV and public safety as was discussed at the Implementation Team meeting held on the 13th October 1989, 29th September 1989; 61. Letter from Chief Constable Anderson, Greater Manchester Police, Chairman of ACPO General Purposes Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events to all Chief Constables outlining the Home Office's guidance received in relation to Recommendation 4 (Written Agreements), 3rd October 1989. Enclosing letter from F8 Division, Home Office, to Chief Constable Anderson, 2nd October 1989; 62. Copy letter from Chief Superintendent Brian Mole regarding the parking of motor vehicles on the streets adjacent to Barnsley Football Club [B Division], on football match days in Sheffield, Undated; 63. Fax from Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police forwarding letters received from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club regarding clarification of a point in the contract for Special Police Services about revised agreements, 3rd - 5th October 1989; 64. Opinion of the Treasury Counsel on the provision of police services for football matches, 6th October 1989; 65. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum expressing opinion on Superintendent Greenwood's discussion paper "Standing Instructions for the policing of football matches", 10th October 1989; 66. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum regarding Appendix L of the standing Instructions for the policing of football matches which deals with Stewards at Football matches, 11th October 1989; 67. Report by Chief Inspector [Beal], South Yorkshire Police "Taylor Recommendation Implementation Team Responsibilities of football clubs vis a vis the Police" with regards to the Popplewell Report and the Green Guide, [October 1989]; 68. "Taylor Reserve Calculation Formula" for three stages [Discussed at Taylor Recommendation Implementation Team], [October 1989]; 69. South Yorkshire Police B1 Sub Division Discussion Paper "Model Operational Order to be used in connection with the policing of football matches within South Yorkshire", [October 1989]; 70. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum enclosing a plan of Hillsborough Stadium which Graham Mackrell, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Secretary, has marked the positions of the track safety stewards in accordance with the written agreement, 19th October 1989; 71. Minutes of meeting of the ACPO General Purposes Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events, annotated, 8th September 1989; 72. Copy letter from Harry Wright Chief Fire Officer to David Bownes, Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council, regarding the Review of the administrative/ inspection system, 3rd October 1989; 73. Letter from Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, enclosing a copy of Report to the Policy Committee on Hillsborough Disaster: Overview and proposals for the future. The purpose of the report was to provide a summary of the action taken by Sheffield City Council since the Disaster and to address general recommendations by the Taylor Report regarding the issues of safety certificates by the City Council, 25th October 1989; 74. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum, commenting on report setting out the present gate control arrangements at Barnsley Football Club, 30th October - 3rd November 1989; 75. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum debriefing the Chief Constable on a presentation given to Members of Parliament on the subject of the Disaster on the 3rd October 1989. States the reaction the presentation received, 9th November 1989; 76. Extracts [from unidentified source] regarding Public Order, Exclusion Orders, Offices connected with football, Effect of order, offence, Power of arrest, Application to terminate order, Court procedure, photographs, Prescribed football match, Extension to other sporting events. Extract of the Sporting Events (Control of alcohol etc) Act 1985, Chapter 57. With highlighted markings and annotations, Undated; 77. Report of Chief Constable [South Yorkshire Police] "Actions of the South Yorkshire Police following the publication of Lord Justice Taylor's Interim Report", given to South Yorkshire Police Authority meeting held on the 17th November 1989. Includes correspondence between Hammond Suddards, Crown Prosecution Service and Deputy Chief Constable, Peter Hayes, October - November 1989; 78. Press statement by Chief Constable [South Yorkshire Police] relating to the first return of the Liverpool supporters to Hillsborough on the 29th November 1989. Includes annotation stating that this is to be published in the Liverpool programme, [November 1989]; 79. Signed contracts between the five South Yorkshire football clubs and South Yorkshire Police Authority for Special Police Services, November - December 1989. 80. Model Operational Order for [B Division] Barnsley Football Club. Indexed. ... more
81. Report by Superintendent Brookfield "Review of National and local arrangements to deal with football related intelligence/ information", October 1989; 82. Letter from Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police regarding the extension of insurance cover in relation to the written agreements, 2nd October - 23rd November 1989; 83.[South Yorkshire Police] Note for file following a meeting between Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes and Acting Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) [Broomhead] "Implementation Team: Residual Matters" [matters that need to be pursued concerning the Football clubs: Alterations to written agreements, Sheffield Wednesday's North West Terrace, Witten agreements plans of numbers in standing areas, Claw back, Stewards briefing and de briefing, meetings with Directors/ Secretaries, Barnsley counting of spectators admissions to standing areas; Local Authorities: Reports and outstanding minutes; Sheffield Intransigence; General matters: Major disaster plan; Charges; Model order; Training; Contracts; Standing instructions; Match Intelligence/ Information], 27th November 1989; 84. South Yorkshire Police's working papers relating to the opinion that Sheffield City Council were being intransigent with regards to the Safety Certificate procedures [associated with the Safety of Sports Grounds Act]. Highlighted markings and annotations, 1987 - 1989; 85. Letter from Chief Constable Anderson, Greater Manchester Police, Chairman of the ACPO Sub Committee on Hooliganism at sporting events, Manchester to all members of the ACPO General purposes Sub Committee on hooliganism at sporting events. Regarding the national standardised form of written contracts linked to indemnity insurance, December 1989; 86. South Yorkshire Police's working papers relating to the miscalculation of the Leppings Lane Terrance capacity in the first Safety Certificate following Taylor's recommendations and the revised capacity, November - December 1989; 87. Report of the Chief Constable [South Yorkshire Police] "Hillsborough Stadium Disaster: Implementation of the Taylor Inquiry Report Recommendations", given at the South Yorkshire Police Authority meeting of 5th January 1990. This was prepared following a meeting held on the 17th November. Includes draft responses to questions posed at the meeting and working papers, 5th January 1989; 88. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum regarding training that has been completed following the Taylor Recommendations. With report to Deputy Chief Countable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police, annotations, 18th - 20th December 1989; 89. Draft Model Operational order of B Division, Barnsley Football Club, for consideration by South Yorkshire Police, 22nd January 1990. 90. Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police to F2 Division, Home Office following a request for information regarding the police's reaction to the Taylor Interim Report, includes copies of reports presented to South Yorkshire Police Authority as well as additional information regarding the number of complaints arising from the 1989 Semi Final and the date of Duckenfield's suspension, 26th January 1990. Indexed. ... 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
Includes copies of Witness Statements, Coroner's notes of evidence given at Inquest and transcripts of evidence from Resumed Inquest
Contains evidence from South Yorkshire Police and quotes from Police officers Witness Statements; See POL/10/4/5 for whole report. See POL/10/10/D71 for Part V and POL/10/10/D72 for Part VI.