Police failures led to Hillsborough tragedy - report

Last updated 01:38 13/09/2012
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MEMORIAL: A man looks at flowers laid at a memorial to 96 fans killed at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, at the Anfield soccer stadium in Liverpool, northern England

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Newly released secret documents show police tried to blame fans to cover up mistakes that contributed to the deaths of 96 people who were crushed at Hillsborough stadium in 1989.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that Britain had been shamed by its failure for more than 20 years to disclose the errors that helped lead to the deaths of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough stadium, most of whom were crushed and suffocated in a standing-room-only section.

He says a government-appointed panel confirmed failures by police led directly led to the disaster and that some injured fans were denied medical treatment.

Police officers herded around 2000 Liverpool fans into caged-in enclosures that were already full during a semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. No individual or organization has ever faced charges in connection with the disaster.

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