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    Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

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    Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 12:54 pm

    A former chief inspector accused of trying to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has had all charges against him dropped.

    Sir Norman Bettison, then of South Yorkshire Police, had faced four counts of misconduct in a public office.

    He was accused of telling lies about the "culpability of fans" and his role in the wake of the tragedy.

    Prosecutors said insufficient evidence meant there was "no real prospect of securing a conviction".

    Read this whole sorry report from The BBC News HERE




    I think that it is outrageous that another bigwig can get away with "murder" when the prosecution service seem to be unable to find enough evidence to prove what this man did at Hillsborough.

    Any comments folks ?


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    Re: Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 11:25 am

    This is not finished in any way. Even if Bettison manages to wheedle out of these charges there are still four officials to still come to court and there are private prosecutions to come too.
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    Re: Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:31 am

    Yes, trying to go back on his comment that it was the Liverpool fans that caused the deaths is one thing but to have all charges dropped is another thing entirely.

    Bettison would have to be careful if he ever visits Liverpool again.


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    Re: Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 12:42 pm

    This has been one royal cockup ever since that fateful day when the gates were opened to let thousands more fans come in than the stadium could handle.

    Someone NEEDS to pay for this awful tragedy.
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    Re: Sir Norman Bettison's four counts of misconduct in a public office have been dropped.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 12:11 pm

    And sadly, in the past the most senior of the ones in charge usually get away with it.

    What happened to the epithet that "The buck stops here".


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