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4 Jun 2021

Two police forces to pay damages to more than 600 people over Hillsborough cover-up

Home Affairs Correspondent

Two police forces will pay damages to hundreds of people after accusations of a cover-up following the Hillsborough disaster.

The settlement was agreed in April by the South Yorkshire and West Midlands forces after a civil claim brought by 600 people, but it has only been made public today.

No-one has ever been convicted in connection with the police actions following the tragedy at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.