Regarding allegations made by Liverpool supporters, including Stephen Hendry, relating to an alleged neglect of duty for failing to open the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces sooner and pushing a supporter back into Pen 3; Page 2 - 3) Enquiry Summary form for Complaint Against Police; (Page 3) List of complainants [including Stephen Hendry]; The specific allegations made by a Liverpool supporter, are: 1. That the police officer standing on the pitch side by the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces, should have opened the gate when asked 'because it would have saved the life of some supporters'; 2. The police officer pushed one supporter back into Pen 3 when he did open the perimeter gate; The specific allegations made by Stephen Hendry, Liverpool supporter, are: 1. The police officer would not open the perimeter gate to Pen 3 of the West Stand terraces and told the crowd to 'push back', despite loud pleas from himself and other supporters; 2. That when supporters climbed onto the perimeter fence the same police officer grabbed an unknown supporter and pushed them back over the perimeter fence into Pen 3; (Pages 4 - 5) Circumstances preceding complaints; (Pages 5 - 6) Criminal Investigation; (6 - 12) Details of complaints; (Pages 12 - 13) Antecedents; (Pages 13 - 20) Conclusion; (Pages 21 - 22) Additional Information; (Pages 23 - 29) 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; (Pages 30 - 50) Statement section containing Document Record Prints of Statements referred to and referenced throughout the file; (Pages 51 - 76) Document section containing copies of other documents referred to and referenced throughout the file.
|Date(s):||27 July 1990|
|Name(s) of the deceased:||Andrew Mark Brookes; Thomas Howard; and Thomas Anthony Howard.|
|Person(s) involved:||Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Anderson; Chief Constable Geoffrey Dear; Police Constable Philip Foster; Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes; Mr Jim Howe; Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones; Professor Stephen Jones; Professor Alan Wayne Jones; Mr Don Page; Lord Justice Peter Taylor; and Dr Iain West.|
|Organisation(s) involved:||Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); Football Association; Liverpool Echo; Nottingham Forest Football Club; Police Complaints Authority; Sheffield Wednesday Football Club; South Yorkshire Coroner, West District; South Yorkshire Police; South Yorkshire Police Authority; St John Ambulance; 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|