Hillsborough inquest coroner

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Relatives of the Hillsborough disaster victims have urged the coroner appointed to the new inquest into the deaths of the 96 to fix a time and date swiftly.

A new inquest into the deaths of the Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough Stadium on April 15, 1989, was ordered after the original verdicts were quashed by the High Court.

Lord Justice Goldring was appointed yesterday as assistant deputy coroner for the inquiry, and will decide in due course where the inquests will be held.

He can hold the inquests anywhere in England or Wales.

Hillsborough Family Support Group chair Margaret Aspinall said: “It’s important to give us a time schedule, so we can let the families know.

“I’m sure they will realise the concerns of the families.

“It’s been 24 years - that’s a hell of a long time.”