Discussion surrounding the basis for making a decision to take over the private prosecution or not, and honing the press release to follow the announcement of a decision

Unique ID: CPS000001250001
Contributor reference: FA/2669/01
Date(s): 15 December 1998
17 December 1998
Name(s) of the deceased:
Person(s) involved: Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield; Mr Jim Howe; Superintendent Bernard Murray; Chief Constable Leslie Sharp; Police Constable Peter Smith; Lord Justice Murray Stuart-Smith; and Mr Stephen Wooler.
Organisation(s) involved: Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); Hillsborough Family Support Group; Home Office; and South Yorkshire Police.
Contributor: Crown Prosecution Service
Folder title: Documents provided by CPS
Sub-folder title: CPS review notes relating to private prosecution brought by HFSG including correspondence from July 1998-Jan 1999 with police; DPP private office; defence solicitors; HFSG; Hammond Suddard solicitors; Treasury Solicitors (items 1-178)
Original format: Paper