South Yorkshire officers refuse to take part in Hillsborough inquiry

Bent and twisted fencing at Hillsborough in the aftermath of the stadium tragedy as relatives of victims of the Hillsborough disaster have said they are shocked that a police force banked cash found among the lost property recovered from the stadium after the tragedy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 2, 2013. A document unearthed as part of the work of the Hillsborough Independent Panel shows that �14.53 in cash was gathered from the football ground in Sheffield after a terrace crush claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in April 1989. According to the 1992 South Yorkshire Police document, the money was among a range of unclaimed property left in the stadium after the disaster. PA/PA Wire
Bent and twisted fencing at Hillsborough in the aftermath of the stadium tragedy as relatives of victims of the Hillsborough disaster have said they are shocked that a police force banked cash found among the lost property recovered from the stadium after the tragedy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 2, 2013. A document unearthed as part of the work of the Hillsborough Independent Panel shows that �14.53 in cash was gathered from the football ground in Sheffield after a terrace crush claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans in April 1989. According to the 1992 South Yorkshire Police document, the money was among a range of unclaimed property left in the stadium after the disaster. PA/PA Wire
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Seven police officers whose statements about the Hillsborough disaster were amended have refused to be interviewed as part of an investigation into the cover-up.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating possible police misconduct in the aftermath of the disaster, has identified 237 officers of interest but 17 have died and seven have refused to co-operate. A total of 132 have been invited for interviews, with 57 completed and a further 15 arranged.

Deborah Glass, Deputy Chairman of the IPCC, said: “Interviews with officers whose accounts were amended are ongoing.

“Research has been completed on 136 officers and 132 have been invited for interview.

“As at October 3, 17 of the 237 officers are dead. Seven officers have refused to be interviewed - none of these are serving officers.”