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Hillsborough disaster slurs treated with ‘upmost seriousness’

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The Government is treating internet slurs about Hillsborough Disaster victims with the ‘utmost seriousness’, a Cabinet spokeswoman has declared.

An inquiry was launched after it emerged that insulting amendments to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia entry about the disaster had been made on Government computers.

A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: “The amendments made to Wikipedia are sickening. The behaviour is in complete contravention of the Civil Service Code. It is entirely unacceptable.

“At this time, we have no reason to suspect that the Hillsborough edits involve any particular department, nor more than one or two individuals in 2009 and 2012.

“As the first incident happened five years ago and there are hundreds of thousands of people on the Government’s network, it may prove challenging to identify who was involved. But we are exhausting every option. Anyone with information should contact the Cabinet Office.

“No one should be in any doubt of the Government’s position regarding the Hillsborough disaster and its support for the families of the 96 victims and all those affected by the tragedy.”

 
 
 

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