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Hillsborough verdict may be quashed

Hillsborough verdict may be quashed (©GettyImages)
Hillsborough verdict may be quashed (©GettyImages).

The High Court is being asked to quash the original accidental death inquest verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool football fans died in the crush at Hillsborough 23 years ago.

An application by Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the Government's chief law officer, will be considered by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge and two other judges. Some of the families of victims of the 1989 tragedy, who have campaigned to have verdicts overturned, are due to attend the hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

An application on behalf of some relatives was made requesting a videolink to a courtroom in Liverpool. Lord Judge agreed to their request and there will now be a live videolink between the Royal Courts of Justice and a courtroom at Liverpool Civil and Family Courts.

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