Police Find Hillsborough Documents

West Midlands Police have started a huge search of their paper archive after documents relating to the Hillsborough Disaster were uncovered.

The force led an investigation into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police in the years after the tragedy in 1989.

96 Liverpool fans died during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final at the ground in Sheffield.

The uncovered documents have now been passed to the IPCC, which is currently in the middle of investigation into the events at the stadium.

New inquests for the victims will take place early next year.

The Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police told us:

"We are committed to the IPCC's Hillsborough investigation and supporting the coroner's inquest into the disaster which is scheduled for early 2014. We have no reason to believe West Midlands Police holds any more Hillsborough related material but, due to the recent finds, we want to be able to assert this with the highest degree of confidence to the inquest coroner. That's why we've announced a rigorous, systematic search of all archived material in our buildings; this is a voluntary move initiated by West Midlands Police and demonstrates our commitment to openness and transparency. We will leave no stone left unturned - if any material relating to Hillsborough remains on West Midlands Police property we are confident the search will uncover it."

17 thousand documents will be looked into in a process which is likely to take around 3 months.

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