originally by: BBC News
published: 20 May 2013
Crucial evidence from the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, which was undermined at the original inquest, was true, BBC Panorama has found. An off-duty police officer has always maintained he tried to treat a dying boy after the time at which the coroner said no-one could have survived.
Panorama – Hillsborough – How They Buried the Truth >
Duration: 59min 03sec | Available until 10pm, 20 May 2014
His account cast doubt on medical evidence that supporters could not have survived beyond 15:15 on that day. Panorama’s analysis of unbroadcast TV footage shows his account was true.
Ninety-six football fans died after they were crushed to death on 15 April 1989 during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium.
The inquest at the time resulted in verdicts of accidental death but, in December last year, the High Court quashed those verdicts and ordered fresh inquests to take place early next year.