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MP: 'Establishment cover-up' over Hillsborough


The families of the 96 who died in Sheffield in 1989 in the Hillsborough disaster are convinced that the hundreds of thousands of pages of police documents released today will demonstrate that after the event, police accounts were doctored to protect the south Yorkshire force.

Maria Eagle, MP for Garston and Halewood in Liverpool, said that she is convinced there was a black propaganda unit set-up to shift blame to the victims.

"There was effectively an establishment cover-up," she told the Today programme, which is why the efforts of the victims' families "have not dissipated they have intensified".

She said that when talking to the victims' families the first think they say is that they want the reputation of their loved-ones cleared.

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