New appeal for potential Hillsborough disaster witnesses

Police have released more CCTV images of potential witnesses of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Five more images have been made available on the Operation Resolve website of fans and police who were caught up in the chaos.

Police believe these people may have vital information about the disaster that killed 96 Liverpool fans at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in 1989.

The deaths were a result of a mass crush of Liverpool supporters in the Lepping’s Lane area of Sheffield Wednesday FC’s, Hillsborough Stadium.

So far images of 71 people have been issued during the new inquest which has been taking place in Warrington, Cheshire since 2013.

This is the sixth time police have released new photos of potential witnesses. The images released are from CCTV footage at the incident.

The new inquest, known as Operation Resolve, is led by ex-Durham Chief Constable, Jon Stoddart. They are currently evaluating the tragedy which unfolded at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

Operation Resolve is looking for witnesses that can help with the inquest, but they have urged people not to pass comment on the witness appeal, as it may be in contempt of court.

Now 38 of the 71 people included in the witness photos are still unidentified and the public have been asked to view the picture gallery and call 08000 283284 with any information they may have.

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