Evidence into the Hillsborough disaster that was undermined at the original inquest has been found to be true, BBC Panorama has found.

An account of the events from an off-duty police officer has always said that he attempted to treat a dying boy at which time the Coroner said no one could have survived.

At this point, doubt was cast on medical evidence that supports the idea that people could not have survived past 15.15 on that fateful day.

TV footage of his account that was broadcasted through Panorama shows clearly that his account of details was true.

On April 15 1989, 96 football fans were crushed to death during the FA cup semi-final clash between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's home ground.

After the inquest at the time determined that the verdict of deaths was accidental, the High Court overlooked the verdicts and requested a fresh inquest should take place.

After TV footage emerged by Panorama of the response of the emergency services on that day shows that the death toll could have been much lower.

The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report shows that if the victims were given proper treatment more than half of the fans that lost their lives may have had a chance of survival.

Merseyside Police Constable Derek Bruder, who was off-duty on the day, tried to resuscitate 15-year-old Kevin Williams but this evidence was undermined at the inquest.

The BBC Sport cameras and a news team recorded the Hillsborough disaster, while the police had CCTV and a mobile camera unit.

The footage was later released to police and the families’ lawyers but the excuse of it being too distressing for broadcast.

Twenty-four later Panorama was able to analyse it.

The footage clearly shows that much of what took place at Hillsbrough could have been prevented. It showed that there were warning signs from the start.

 

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