Apologies for the four families of Warrington victims who died at Hillsborough (From Warrington Guardian)
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Prime Minister David Cameron apologises following the Hillsborough disaster
2:27pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
THE prime minister has apologised to the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, including four from Warrington.
David Cameron has also told the House of Commons lives ‘could have been saved’ if the emergency services had reacted faster on April 15, 1989.
He was speaking following the publication of previously unseen documents today, Wedneday, from the tragedy, where 96 people lost their lives.
Among those who died were 19-year-old Ian ‘Ronnie’ Whelan, of Duckworth Grove, Padgate, David Benson, aged 22, of Hall Nook, Penketh, 19-year-old Colin Ashcroft, of Strawberry Close, Locking Stumps and Eric Hughes, aged 42, of Barmouth Close, Callands.
The report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel revealed members of the emergency services and police tried to deflect blame onto innocent fans.
David Mowat, Warrington South MP, said: "“The documents released today prove that the families were right all along and that there was a systematic police cover-up.
"It was right that the Prime Minister issued a heartfelt apology to the families of those who died that day.
"We must ensure that never again does it take 23 years of heartache before the truth comes out.”