22 suspects identified over Hillsborough disaster

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Probes into the Hillsborough disaster have identified 22 people as ‘suspects’.

Yesterday the Independent Police Complaints Commission, looking into possible police misconduct, revealed that 13 retired or serving police officers were now being regarded as suspects as part of its inquiry into the aftermath of the 1989 tragedy in Sheffield.

Today, the IPCC said Operation Resolve - the wider criminal investigation into the disaster - had also identified 13 people ‘who fall within the suspect category’.

It said six of these are retired police officers and seven worked for other, non-police organisations.

Four of those identified are being treated as suspects by both investigations.

New inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans who died following the Hillsborough disaster in April 1989 are due to begin on Monday.