New court hearing over Hillsborough

File photo dated 15/04/1989 of Liverpool fans trying to escape severe overcrowding during the FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough. A new police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster was announced by the Home Secretary today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 19, 2012. 96 Liverpool supporters died at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989, where their team were to meet Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final. See PA story POLICE Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: David Giles/PA Wire
File photo dated 15/04/1989 of Liverpool fans trying to escape severe overcrowding during the FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough. A new police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster was announced by the Home Secretary today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 19, 2012. 96 Liverpool supporters died at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989, where their team were to meet Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final. See PA story POLICE Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: David Giles/PA Wire
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Families of the 96 Hillsborough disaster victims attended court yesterday for a hearing over when and where new inquests into the deaths are to be held.

Accidental death verdicts recorded at the original verdicts were quashed when an independent panel set up to look at files on the disaster held for the last 24 years unearthed a police cover-up.

Police statements were altered to shift blame for the deaths from South Yorkshire Police and onto the fans.

The new inqest is to be held early next year.

Yesterday’s hearing coincided with the Independent Complaints Commission giving an update on how its own investigation into the actions of police officers on the day of the disaster and its aftermath is progressing. It is looking at whether any criminal or misconduct proceedings need to be launched.

IPCC deputy chairman, Deborah Glass, said: “This is the largest investigation ever undertaken by the IPCC – and the biggest criminal and misconduct investigation ever conducted into the police in England and Wales. We have been developing our lines of enquiry alongside the review of the documentation and some police officers have now been interviewed.”