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Mayors of Liverpool and Manchester call for ‘Hillsborough law’

Letter to party leaders comes in wake of acquittal of match commander David Duckenfield

The mayors of Liverpool and Greater Manchester have written to the three main party leaders strongly criticising the legal system following the acquittal of the Hillsborough match commander, David Duckenfield, on a charge of manslaughter.

In a strongly worded letter, the mayor of Liverpool City region, Steve Rotheram, and Manchester’s mayor, Andy Burnham, as well as Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, call on Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson to introduce without delay the so-called “Hillsborough law” if elected prime minister.

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