New appeal to find six more ‘Hillsborough helpers’ who helped dying fans

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images
One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images
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A further six ‘Hillsborough helpers’ who helped dying fans are being sought by officers assisting the new inquests into the disaster.

It is the latest public appeal to be made since April to find people who it is believed will be able to assist the ongoing inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters in 1989.

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

The latest images includes pictures of supporters and police officers who assisted the injured on the day.

Since the appeal process started, 45 people have been identified - with a further 53 still to be tracked down.

The appeal process is being conducted by officers from Operation Resolve.

Since 2013, they have been carrying out a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster as well as conducting enquiries on behalf of Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroner, Sir John Goldring, who is presiding over the new inquests currently being heard in Warrington.

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

A spokesman for Operation Resolve said: “There are a number of instances that have arisen during the course of our investigation where the identity of important witnesses, who have assisted with casualties and/or who may have valuable information around key events on the day of the disaster, not been identified yet but we have images of these people.”

The inquests have currently moved into a phase where the jury is hearing evidence about the movements of each of the individuals who died during the disaster at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground as it hosted an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

To view the images, visit www.operationresolve.co.uk. If you recognise any of the people pictured, please call 08000 283284 or fill in a form on the website.

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images

One of the new Hillsborough witness appeal images