Hillsborough: Suffolk MP's Reaction
13 September 2012, 08:51
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey says more still needs to be done after an official report into the Hillsborough disaster found there was evidence of a major cover up.
Ninety-six Liverpool football fans were killed during the crush at the stadium in 1996.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister and South Yorkshire Police apologised after the report found that police had tried to blame football fans for their own mistakes.
Therese Coffey grew up in Liverpool and went to school with one of the victims and has been campaining for the report to be done.
Whilst she says more still needs to be done for the families, the findings and the apology will go some way to helping them:
"To have a fullsome apology from the Prime Minister to the families of those people who died does mean a lot. It's formal recognition that the perception, the smears, were just that."
Meanwhile the Sun newspaper has published a full front page apology for its coverage of the disaster. At the time it blamed Liverpool fans based on information from local police. The paper - which is still boycotted in the city - says it made a 'terrible mistake.'