News — May 2, 2013 17:41

New Hillsborough Inquests Will Be Held In The North West

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The inquest into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims will be held in the North West of England, a coroner has announced.

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Lord Justice Goldring who will be leading the inquest is on the search for a “…suitable premises” in the area. Lord Justice Goldring confirmed that the fresh inquests would not take place in Liverpool or Manchester.

The Judge said: 

 “If there is a jury, those of us with experience of them know perfectly well that with proper and clear directions they soon put behind them anything they may have read or thought and concentrate on the evidence before them”.

He further went on to say: “The hearing is bound, it seems to me, to take several months. If it is held in London, those who wish to follow it in person will be away from home and living in hotels for a very long time.

“It is plainly not a practicable solution for someone to commute from Liverpool or the North West on a daily basis.”

The High Court quashed the original accidental death verdicts in December 2012 and the inquests were subsequently ordered.

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