Hillsborough damages: police to appeal

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South Yorkshire Police are to appeal against the pounds 200,000 damages award made earlier this month to John McCarthy, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder following the crushing of his half-brother in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.

Police said their insurers had instructed lawyers to lodge an appeal, which could take a year to come to court. The McCarthy family's solicitor said Mr McCarthy was "bitterly disappointed but not surprised". Patricia Wynn Davies

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