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.”