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; (Pages 2 - 3) Enquiry Summary form for Complaint Against Police; (Pages 4) List of complainants [including Eddie Spearritt]; (Pages 5 - 6) Circumstances preceding complaint; (Pages 6 - 7) Criminal investigation; (Pages 7 - 15) Details of complaints made against a South Yorkshire Police Constable; The specific allegations made by a Liverpool supporter, are: 1. That N2684, 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; (Page 15 - 16) Antecedents; (Pages 17 - 18) Conclusion; (Pages 19 - 20) Additional Information; (Pages 21 - 27) List of witnesses that have a direct bearing on these complaints [evidence from them contained in parts I, II, IV and V of the report to the Director of Public Prosecutions]. Supporters in Pen 3; South Yorkshire Police Officers from Serials 1 and 13; South Yorkshire Police officers on duty in control box; Sheffield Wednesday Football Club staff: Ball boys, ground staff, stewards; Media and photographers; (Pages 28 - 64) Statement section containing Document Record Prints of Statements referred to and referenced throughout the file; (Pages 65 - 89) Document section containing copies of other documents referred to and referenced throughout the file.

Unique ID: SYP000038940001
Contributor reference: WMP/3/1
Date(s): 27 July 1990
Name(s) of the deceased: Andrew Mark Brookes; and Adam Edward Spearritt.
Person(s) involved: Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Anderson; Chief Constable Geoffrey Dear; Police Constable Philip Foster; Mr Jim Howe; Mr Don Page; Lord Justice Peter Taylor; Dr Iain West; and Chief Constable Peter Wright.
Organisation(s) involved: Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); Football Association; Liverpool Echo; Liverpool Football Club; Northern General Hospital; Nottingham Forest Football Club; Police Complaints Authority; Sheffield Wednesday Football Club; South Yorkshire Coroner, West District; South Yorkshire Police; South Yorkshire Police Authority; and West Midlands Police.
Contributor: South Yorkshire Police (SYP)
Folder title: West Midlands Police records deposited with South Yorkshire Police
Sub-folder title: Complaints and Discipline Report Files
Original format: Paper

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