The Police Authority has certain statutory duties to perform that are set out in legislation. Their most important function is to secure the maintenance of an efficient and effective police service for the public of South Yorkshire.
Discussions between Sheffield City Council, Eastwood & Partners, SWFC, South Yorkshire Police and Fire Services; Meetings of the Officer Working Party; Improvements to safety of Hillsborough stadium pre 1989; Lay out of terraces, fences and barriers ... more
Correspondence between SWFC, police and Sheffield City Council; Preparations for staging football matches at Hillsborough pre 1989: Policing organisation, logistics and responsibilities; Discussions and meetings relating to ground improvements and application for safety licence ... more
Includes correspondence, file notes of conversations between HM Coroner, Leslie Sharp, Cumbria Police, Geoffrey Dear, West Midlands Police and Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police regarding the role of the Coroner's Officer following Mervyn Jones appointment with Cheshire Constabulary in 1990. Letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee to HM Coroner following the announcement Dr Popper, HM Coroner was to retire (1991. Typed advice [from Rotheras, Solicitors -Solicitor for HM Coroner] on legal and procedural matters likely to arise from the Coroner's Inquests, Typed advice on the use of Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry Transcripts as evidence and the rule of self-incrimination, Instructions to Counsel and [Outline of terms of reference and issues to be dealt with]. Letters from relatives (and solicitors representing relatives) of the deceased with specific questions wishing to be addressed at the Coroner's Resumed Inquests, includes requests of people to be considered as witnesses. West Midlands Police Report into the death of Christopher Edwards [Deceased 38]. ... more
Includes: Letter from Coroner requesting attendance to Coroner's Inquests; Contact information; Schedule of statistical analysis (records deceased, age, time and certification Doctor, date of hearing, alcohol, pen situated, time of entry through turnstiles/ Gate C, Hospital and vehicle attended); Press releases; Correspondence from Home office regarding letter from David Waddington MP to HM Coroner regarding the appropriateness of the Sheffield Coroner undertaking the Inquest; List of Witnesses to appear at the Coroner's Resumed Inquests and changes to witness lists; Correspondence relating to the retirement of Dr S Popper; Records prints of copies of Witness Statements; Letter from West Midlands Police to HM Coroner regarding alterations to Body Files (March 1990), extracts from printed texts ... more
Note dated 26 April regarding telephone conversation with Clerk to the West Midlands Police Authority and letter from West Midlands Police Authority regarding costs; further note dated 25 April 1989 regarding conversation with Chief Constable West Midlands Police and note that Anthony Beaumont Dark MP had contacted the Home Secretary regarding costs ... more
Sent to Crown Prosecution Service by AGO for information: also copied is letter from Hillsborough Family Support Group; decision for CPS to take over some counts against Mr Duckenfield and discontinue them ... more
Regarding a copy of the South Yorkshire Police Operational Order for the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final; The request was first raised at the South Yorkshire Police Authority Meeting on the 21st April 1989; Also includes Document Record Print from HOLMES Incident I05. ... more