Hillsborough Justice Campaigner, Anne Williams, has become the first person to re-start legal action over the inquest on her son, Kevin, who was 15 when he died.
Through her lawyers, Mrs Williams made official complaints to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions, asking them to transparently investigate a number of criminal allegations, including perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.
Mrs Williams is also challenging the official ruling that those who died were dead or brain-dead by 3.15pm after suffering “traumatic asphyxia” and documents released in last week’s disclosure of 400,000 documents have “heavily strengthened” her case, with the 3.15pm cut-off now discredited.
Her solicitors will submit evidence to the Attorney within days, seeking to prove that her son was still alive at 4pm, made all the more tragic, as the panel has suggested that some 41 of the 96 fans who died could potentially have been saved had the emergency services reacted in time.
This is the fourth time that Mrs Williams has submitted for a fresh inquest, despite advice from her lawyers that she was “fighting the establishment”. However, this time she feels as if she can’t be refused with the weight of the new evidence that has come to light.
But in a bizarre new twist, it has just been revealed that Liverpool’s Deputy Coroner, Doug Fraser, is under pressure to resign after saying that families of the victim wanted to use the inquests to get their 15 minutes of fame.
He also suggested that the cut-off point for evidence should probably be 3.06pm, which is nine minutes earlier than the 3.15pm time imposed by Coroner Dr Stefan Popper.
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