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Steve Issues Warning to David Crompton

(March 04, 2013)

Crompton Queen

Courtesy of the Press Association

Liverpool MP, Steve Rotheram has responded to reports in the star on Sunday that South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, David Crompton, was in contact with Sir Norman Bettison in the days leading up to the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report.

Steve explained, "‘Damage limitation’ discussions at senior ranks within the police services of South and West Yorkshire in the lead-up to the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report smack as being the acts of desperate men, trying to cover their own backs.

"Communication between senior South Yorkshire Police officers, past and present, in the days before the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report will leave a bitter taste for the families of the 96, but will not come as any great surprise.

"Serious questions about who said what to whom need to be answered and all texts, emails and correspondence should be fully disclosed".

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