Andy Burnham to call for ‘Hillsborough law’ for bereaved families

Shadow home secretary tables amendment to policing and crime bill to give families same resources as police at inquests

Andy Burnham, the shadow home secretary, is to call on the government to adopt a so-called “Hillsborough law”, that would give bereaved families the same resources as the police to make their case at future inquests.

The families of the 96 football fans who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster had to raise the money to pay for their own lawyers at the earlier inquests in 1991, while South Yorkshire police had a top legal team.

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