Hillsborough inquest verdicts quashed by High Court

19 December 2012

In a momentus day for the Hillsborough families, the High Court has today allowed the Attorney General’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 inquest has been granted, the inquest 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.

Garden Court North Chambers’ Pete Weatherby QC and Kate Stone are acting for 15 Hillsborough families instructed by Elkan Abrahamson of Broudie Jackson Canter.

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