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The trial of 2 ex-South Yorkshire policemen has collapsed. The two officers in question had been charged with perverting the course of justice for amending the statements of 68 police officers.
The trial judge, Mr Justice William Davis ruled that they could not be held accountable as the statements were for a public inquiry into the disaster that lead to the death of 96 Liverpool supporters. This meant it was a non-statutory inquiry and the officers could not have been perverting the course of justice even if amending the statements withheld vital information.
To this day there has still only been one person held accountable by the law for the disaster. Graham Mackrell, the then Sheffield Wednesday secretary, of a safety offence, for which he was fined £6,500 for failing to ensure there were enough turnstiles for the Liverpool fans.