Police watchdog to investigate claims South Yorkshire tried to "spin" inquests coverage
The police watchdog is investigating claims South Yorkshire Police tried to influence coverage of the Hillsborough inquests.
Former SYP media officer Hayley Court claimed she was instructed by her bosses to emphasise certain evidence to the press in order to gain positive coverage.
She is now understood to have made a statement to the police watchdog - which is currently investigating police actions in the aftermath of the disaster.
A spokesman for the IPCC said: “Following an assessment of the available evidence, the IPCC has decided to conduct an independent investigation into this... read more
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