In a momentus day for the Hillsborough families, the High Court has today allowed the AG's application and quashed the accidental death inquest verdicts on 96 Liverpool football fans who died at Hillsborough.

On the same day, the Home Secretary has also announced there is to be a new police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.

Now the application to quash the inquests has been granted the inquests will be remitted to HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (East District). It is anticipated that a senior member of the judiciary will then be appointed to conduct the new inquests.

Pete Weatherby QC and Kate Stone are acting for 15 Hillsborough families instructed by Elkan Abrahamson of Broudie Jackson Canter

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19th December 2012 - Hillsborough inquest verdicts quashed by High Court - BBC News

19th December 2012 - New Hillsborough investigation ordered by home secretary - The Guardian