The jury in the second inquest for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster reach their verdicts. These will be given at 11:00 BST tomorrow.
Mr Justice William Davis of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales dismisses the cases against two retired South Yorkshire Police officers and a lawyer of fabricating police statements on the 1989 disaster at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, after Davis found that they had no case to answer.
David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent who was in charge of the 1988–89 FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool F.C. and Nottingham Forest F.C. at Hillsborough Stadium, is cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence relating to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans who were crushed to death during the match. The verdict sparks outrage from the families of victims.
The academic Phil Scraton refuses an OBE granted to him by Elizabeth II in her 2017 New Year Honours list for his work on the Hillsborough disaster. Professor Scraton wrote "Hillsborough: The Truth", first published in 1990 and seen as the definitive account of the disaster.
The UK government launches an inquiry after the "Liverpool Echo" reported that Whitehall computers had been used to post offensive remarks about the Hillsborough disaster on Wikipedia pages relating to the topic.
Government documents reveal then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher was told a senior Merseyside police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for causing the Hillsborough disaster. Police have since been found to blame.