Disaster inquests move ‘next month’

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“Good progress” has been made on preparing an application to the High Court for new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster and it is expected to be done next month, the Attorney General said yesterday.

Dominic Grieve, QC, told MPs: “My duty is to act in the public interest of all the victims, and I consider that wider public interest requires a single application to be made in relation to the inquests.”

Mr Grieve said last month he was taking the “exceptional course” of indicating that he would apply to quash the original accidental death verdicts before finishing his review of the evidence.

The move comes after a damning report into the disaster. Ninety-six Liverpool supporters died in the crush at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield on 15 April, 1989.